This morning’s shower was a cold one, and not by my own doing. That’s alright. With this warm weather a little cool water is most definitely not a problem.
One thing I’ve come to know is that here in Grenada the water is a little iffy. You don’t know if you’ll be able to get warm water, or even get any water at all from your shower.
Similar is the situation with the Wi-fi. It comes and goes, and is much slower. I’m not really complaining. I don’t need to be on the internet every hour of the day here. There are many beautiful sights right in front of my eyes to be wasting time on screens.
Those are just a few of the things I’ve learned thus far. It’s been less than three days, but there’s already so much to take in. It’s so different here and I have much much more to learn.
I’ll need to figure out how to get around. I don’t have a car here, and frankly I don’t feel comfortable renting a car. The roads are narrow, drivers are a little wild, the steering wheel is on the right side instead of the left, and they drive on the opposite side of the road here.
I am planning on renting a motor scooter, though. I don’t want to have to walk everywhere, plus it isn’t exactly safe to walk alone at night. Since I’ll be at my sisters a lot it would be nice to have a quicker form of transportation to leave her place at night.
Otherwise I’d just be relying on walking everywhere or taking public transportation. There are scheduled buses, smaller buses that drive all around and flag people down who look like they need a ride, and then there are also lots of taxis.
For now I don’t mind walking to most places. A lot of things are short walks away. There’s a beach that takes less than 15 minutes to walk to. I went the other day to snorkel there, and it was an incredible experience that I’ll likely blog about later after I go again and bring an underwater camera.
I’ve been doing a lot of walking, and I’m certain that I’ll have killer calves by the time I leave here because there are hills every where.
As far as housing goes I’m as happy as a clam (I’m sure I’ll be seeing some clams soon when I snorkel more).
Having an apartment is awesome. I feel like a real adult now! Having my own place makes me feel so free, not to mention I have a beautiful deck. Only downside is having to stock my fridge and pantry, and having to keep the place clean, but there is a maid who comes to clean the floors and take out the trash.
Every day I wake to hear music blasting from across the street. There always seems to be a party somewhere.
I lay in bed for a little while, listen to music, do some yoga, then eat breakfast and make tea. With my tea I sit on my deck with a book.
I brought about six books with me. The ones I’m most excited to read are The Mermaid by Christina Henry, and Amazonia by James Rollens. They seem very fitting since I’m surrounded by ocean and jungles.
I haven’t been here very long, but I’ve managed to pack in a lot of fun so far. My sister and I have been to the beach a few times, gone snorkeling, and gave each other pedicures, which is perfect since I’ve been wearing a lot of sandals.
We have also been to the local club called Bananas on a night when certain drinks were two for the price of one. I got my first taste of gambling when I played the slot machine there. I put in five dollars and ended up with 16!
Another thing we did was sit on a deck and watch the sunset reflect off the ocean. I decided to paint this scenery.
I want to hang it on my wall but my apartment is still lacking many things, and that includes tape.
My sister and I later did some more painting right in front of Black Sand Beach. This time I painted a mermaid in watercolor.
Now that my initial anxiety has worn off I’m loving it here. It’s a magical place and I’m all grins. Coming here was the best idea I’ve ever had. I’m looking forward to so many things; hiking, scuba diving, mermaiding, rock climbing and jumping off cliffs into the water.
It’s a dream come true. I hope everyone gets a chance to do some thing of their dreams.