After finishing our dives we continued to Port Louis Marina where we were once again reunited with Tanner and his family. There are few benefits to being in a marina: air conditioning, WiFi, and most importantly...friends.
It only took a few days before I met new people. There were two girls, Nina and Zoe. They were sisters and had lived on a boat before moving to Grenada. I've met a few people who have fallen in love with Grenada and I might be one of them.
A week after meeting the sisters we went on a day-tour where we got to see the island. We were taken from place to place learning the history of Grenada.
Our tour began with fruit. Nick, our driver, started telling us about the local fruits that grow in Grenada and we got to try some. Skin-ups have an almost lime-like outside but are only the size of a quarter. You bite into them and suck the meat out from around the seed. It's a little work for so little but it's a good snack. Along with skin-ups there were also mangoes (as in the best fruit ever). They have so many mangoes in Grenada that the locals seem sick of them. Well, I'm happy to take them!
Our tour continued from the marina to a waterfall. It was small and the path that led to it ended in an overlook that you could jump into. I didn't but you could have. Instead, I walked into the pond and took a "shower" under the waterfall. It was my second favorite part of the tour.
My favorite part was what we did next. Grenada is surprising in more than a few ways. For example, they have monkeys! I had no idea. They're called Mona monkeys and they are adorable. There's a man that our driver brought us to who has befriended the monkeys. We gave him money and in exchange he called the monkeys with a special call. They climbed down from the trees and onto us. They tried stealing our bracelets, sunglasses, and necklaces and yet...I still loved them.
We continued to lunch where we ordered food at a local place, similar to a cafeteria but FAR better. We took that food to an old airport that hadn't been used in decades. It was really interesting because there were some airplanes still around, all of which were rusted and missing parts but still very cool. My dad found this very interesting.
If we hadn't been in the middle of a pandemic, then we would've had a look around a few factories for chocolate and nutmeg but they were closed. Instead, we continued driving around while learning Grenada's history. I missed out on a lot of the details because at this point I had fallen asleep in the back of the car.
I woke up as we pulled into the marina and ended our amazing day.