Our boat in the harbour
Castries and some of our fellow travellers
After this quick stop our driver threw the jeep round even more steep curves to another photo stop.
Eventually we reached the rainforest which was truly amazing. We were surprised just how much the temperature dropped, (15 degrees) you would expect a rainforest to be warmer not colder wouldn't you? There was an old guy in the clearing where we eventually stopped who had inherited a tract of land from his grandfather, he had turned it into a 'green' tourist attraction. He grew cashew nuts and fruit and employed local boys as guides to the two waterfalls in the area, the first one of which was quite close down an easily traversed path.
Some of our companions went for a swim in the pool there but the guide said the other waterfall was nicer and he would take those who wanted to see it. The majority of us decided we'd like to see more so we set off, little did we know that it was what seemed like a 20 mile hike over treacherous terrain through deepest jungle. Our guide very kindly found me a tree trunk to use as a walking stick, which
Me with my lifesaving tree trunk and fellow explorers!
By the time we arrived at the waterfall most of us were in a state of collapse but the place was just beautiful and the good thing was we were breathing pure oxygen.
Well that was until some of the local youths decided to roll some spliffs and filled the air with something other than oxygen!
All the ladies on the trip thought that 'G' could get a job as a double for Will Smith and told him so - he was really chuffed. We got a photo of him so I could show you just how much he looked like the film star.
OK, ok, with hindsight he doesn't look much like him at all I know but we'd had a lot of Rum punch!
By the time we got back to the boat we were starving so we went straight to the buffet for some lunch then took a beer back to our cabin to
He also managed to get a lovely shot of the sunset as we set sail.
A lovely end to a
Join me next time for Grenada.