One of the best meals we had in Barbados was in the Wytukai restaurant, which is one of several located in the Accra Beach Hotel.
To start with, I ordered a Wytukai cocktail, which was refreshing, to say the least.
The cocktail arriving at our table, delivered by the charming waitress
Wytukai Speciality Shrimp
Toilets in the Accra
Both the England and West Indian cricket teams were staying in the Accra hotel at the time, but none of them ate in the Wytukai that evening.
Leslie is a keen golfer, so we played nine holes in both Grenada and Barbados. The Grenada Golf Club is located in the hills above Grand Anse, in a lovely setting.
I awarded myself a cup
Golf in Barbados can be very expensive, so we didn’t go to any of the fancy courses, but instead played at the Rockley, which for us was fine.
Lindsey at Rockley
Selfie at Rockley
Lindsey putting on the 9th
We visited the River Antoine Rum Distillery, in the north east of Grenada, but I can’t tell you anything about it because there was no-one there that day, so we didn’t get a tour. The place wasn’t locked up, so we simply walked around and took some photos.
I think I’ll try Fat Mac out on rum punches, sometime in the future. I mean – they can’t do any more damage than has already been done, can they?
We joined a tour of the Belmont Estate, St Patrick, Grenada, and learned all about cocoa production and processing.
Belmont Estate is a unique and authentic 17th century plantation that offers guests an opportunity to participate in and observe the workings of a fully functional historic plantation.
The cocoa beans are dried in the sun. If it rains, the trays are pushed under covers.
The beans need to be turned every day. This is done by walking up and down the trays. Sometimes, they can get tourists to do the work.
The guide, explaining how the beans are fomented.
On display were many local fruits, vegetables, spices and nuts. How many can you name?
We called in to Petite Anse, near Sauteurs, for a coffee, saw the dog shown below, and realised that this would be a good place to relax.
OK, Man – You know how it eez
The funny thing was that as soon as anyone said anything like “That dog looks laid back”, he started to wag his tail.
It’s a lovely hotel, with views over to Ronde Island.
Roddy & Leslie waiting for a coffee
Beach front near Sauteurs
The weekly Fish Friday event in Gouyave was started some time after Hurricane Ivan in 2004, in order to generate some income for the town, and it has been a great success. We really enjoyed not only the excellent seafood on offer, but also the music (including a djembe ensemble) and the general atmosphere.
The lobster was historic.
Lindsey and Leslie buying seconds
Do any readers of this blog know the significance of this wall, in Fort George, Grenada? If not, I will explain later in a Comment.