Sometimes timing is just perfect. Hubby Ron has been on the island of Grenada for about 10 days, giving guest lectures at the vet school of St. Georges University, an American offshore medical/vet school. They offered me a ticket to join him for the last few days of his stay there, and after all the work of preparing and hosting my open studio, I wasn’t going to turn down the opportunity for some well deserved R & R on a beautiful Caribbean island.
I got here on Tuesday night. SGU houses its visiting lecturers at the University Club, which overlooks the picturesque Prickly Bay. So I’m here on our hotel balcony just above the clear aquamarine Caribbean Sea, gentle waves lapping right below me, fronds of graceful coconut trees rustling in the breeze. Life is good.
Ron and I are both beach fanatics. His lectures are in the afternoon, so we do our beach thing in the morning. Unfortunately the sea outside the hotel, even though it looks wonderful, isn’t good for swimming. It’s too shallow and there rocks inhabited by spiny sea urchins waiting to give you a painful jab if you step too close (been there, done that). So after breakfast we do a 20 minute kayak over to another part of the bay which is more user friendly. The trip over there is pretty interesting – we get a close look at the yachts anchored in the bay plus the luxury accommodations at the water’s edge. Yesterday morning we had a new experience – being out on the ocean and barked at by dogs on a yacht as we passed by… it was a bit surreal!
After a swim in flat calm water at a beach we pretty much have to ourselves, and kayaking back to the hotel, a good day’s workout has been done. After lunch Ron gets the bus over to campus which is about 15 minutes away. I go too so I can share his temporary office , since internet connection at the hotel is crappy and I do need to get some work done in between frolicking in the ocean!
SGU sits on a cliff peninsula, with gorgeous views all around. Such a beautiful environment for learning. See for yourself…. these are all views from various points on campus. Some are a bit shaky – the wind was so strong on the point, it was impossible to keep my body, far less the camera, steady!
This last one is the view from our room. Oh my, this is so, so hard…