Day of snorkelling and sailing around the island
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Wow, my final day! Talk about a trip getting over sooner than it started! And compared to other European places, I had some period of adjustment to Grenada and now that I was adjusted, it was time to go!
The last day was planned to be the most relaxed but also the "busiest" in terms of agenda. I'd booked myself for a day of sailing and snorkelling, and was quite excited for it. The van picked me up by 845am, had a bunch of folks from various hotels (all Brits... AGAIN!), and we reached Port Louis around 9am ready for our sail.
The whole process was really peaceful - we set sail by 915am and were on the ocean even 1 hour into the sail. I was growing a bit impatient ("when do we start snorkelling?") but I thought what the heck, might as well enjoy the sail.
Lunch was served on the boat... and true to Grenadian weather, it started raining during lunch. But that lasted for about 30 minutes, enough for us to finish our heavy lunch and water it down with some Caribbean rum punch (nice, but too strong nutmeg flavour, I'm sorry).
Our second spot was a bit more dramatic - there's an underwater sculpture gallery here that was designed by a British tourist about 2-3 years ago. It's amazing. I mean, how they make those exhibits and put them underwater. There are scattered in about 4-5 places, our guide kind of swam us through each of those. I was amazed at how well he remembers the locations underwater. My favourite was the circle of life, followed by "man on a bicycle". Both excellent works of art.
After the 2nd spot, we headed back to Port louis. Had a nice relaxing nap on the boat, chatted with the fellow passengers who were telling me tales of various other countries they've visited in the Caribbean, their favourites, etc. Reached Port Louis and was dropped back to the hotel by 5pm.
I made some last min purchases @ Spiceland Mall (well nutmeg jam, oil and cream for myself, LOL!) and had dinner for the last time at Sapphire. I'd really become good friends with the owner Bernadatte who's a sweetheart. We chatted for a long time, then I caught a bit of the MNF game (Packers and Ravens) before heading back to my room around 10pm. I had sorta...already packed so caught some BBC World and went to bed by 1030pm. The alarm was set for 430am the next day.