Hop On, Hop Off
Landed at 1:25PM, wheels up again at 5:00PM. This was one tight layover!
Luckily, there was an absolutely gorgeous beach just four minutes away. The cabbie dropped me off at Grande Anse Beach, where I grabbed lunch at Umbrella’s Beach Bar. This place was perfect, right on the sand. I had an ice cold Carib ordered the Carriacou Love Bites: fresh fish chunks, lightly breaded, golden fried, with a tasty citrus sauce. They were so good! Umbrella’s was pretty freakin’ awesome. Once my belly was full, it was down to the beach.
The water was perfect. Immediately I felt that Grenada was somewhere I could chill for a whole week.
Nothing eventful really happened, just me, swimming around in the beautiful, crystal clear water of Grenada. There were some other tourists around. I left my bag on the beach and kept an eye on it–my worse fear is that it will get snatched, unattended; so I swam with my passport. I have a triple-seal heavy duty plastic ziploc pouch/bag-thingy that I wear around my neck–just for occasions like this. I would never leave my passport on the beach while I swam, could you imagine if it was stolen? I’d be screwed! So here I am, swimming in the ocean with my ID around my neck. The only thing worse would be wearing socks with sandals and a Hawaiian shirt; but I didn’t mind looking like a clown if it meant protecting my passport.
This was one of the tightest layovers I’ve ever had where I left an airport, but thanks to the its convenient location, grabbing lunch and taking a dip was a breeze. I was back at the gate with plenty of time to catch my next flight on to St. Lucia. I’d love to come back to Grenada.