Luke and Jen going over anatomy with a guava shake
the boys had some energy...so we let them tour guide us to their beach front
Avo's face expression may be due to the fact that Uncle Luke doesn't let them get away with anything. ;) haha
By Jen's apartment
pretty building on Jen's campus
Sailing is the thing around here...
celebrity boat...it was sooooo pretty
French press coffee on the first morning on the sail boat we stayed on
Marina... we slept a bit more soundly when docked than the night we anchored out of the marina in open water. We don't have sea legs I guess. :)
ropes and rigging...
serious breakfast! Who knew you could make all this in a little sailboat kitchen :D
Luke gets a chance at wheel while sailing
Me not catching a fish with Craig...
Tuna with rice and tropical salad with peppers and tomatoes...and other tropical fruit I'm not sure I can identify-maybe guava or papaya :)
Tree is in bloom at the start of the dry season...so pretty
Local curry wrap
old old water wheel used at the rum distillery
pressed sugar cane used for fuel to heat the burner
evaporating the cane juice
burner under the distillery
tiny tiny sample station :)
they also had mango and chocolate rum varieties
evaporation bowls not in use
fruits grown at the chocolate plantation
unripe cocoa pods...ripe is bright yellow or orange
the white fruit on the outside of the bean inside the pod tastes like mango I thought
Flowers and very little cocoa pods starting to grow
if the pods are not picked, they dry up instead of falling down when ripe. There are monkeys that will eat them, but pretty much they rot if people don't harvest them and make cocoa powder out of them.
fermenting beans under banana leaves and then a jute bag for 6 days. It felt really warm under the leaves from the fermentation process.
Doing my part moving the beans around so they dry evenly in the sun. The shell is still on so it's considered hygienic if you were thinking about my feet in the cocoa beans. :D haha
with the outer shell removed. this part looks purple before drying and fermentation takes place.
They don't export beans anymore, they make all the chocolate bars in house from all the beans they source. We were told they sell the bars at Whole Foods in the US but I've never seen them or looked before so I don't know.
The last house we stayed at was an AirBnB connection and was $50 US. :D The water in the shower was room temp but hey, we got to see some real parts of Grenada and we were flying out the next morning early so we weren't too picky. We had to balance out our cost on the sailboating. ;) ha
This fish sitting out by the window sill did NOT stink at all. Must have been fresh. this house was in a fishing area.
right outside the house were the fishing boats
Thanks for having us Grenada!