I wanted to share some pictures and stories from exploring the island, other than our diving. This was very limited, compared to Barbados, but I think I got some neat shots.
Some buddies we had while dining on the hotel porch:
We hired a taxi to drive us to the volcano, Mt. Soufriere, to hike up it, and I got some pictures of the wild Atlantic side of the island, as well as the colorful buildings and many palm trees that make up this beautiful space.
Speaking of Mt. Soufriere (meaning "sulfur"), we started hiking up the 3 1/2 mile trail under overcast skies, which soon opened up into a downpour. It is, after all, a rain forest, so we kept trudging along. Very soon, I was feeling very squishy in my soaked socks and shoes (is there anything more disgusting/frustrating?). Because of the rain, we got very few pictures.
After 1 hr 45 min of hiking (gaining 3000 ft), we reached the crater rim to see... nothing. Gale force winds were trying to blow us over the edge, and the clouds filled the crater. We had condensation on our eyelashes, while Steve and the guide also had it on their beard whiskers. What we were supposed to see was:
Ah well, we wrote it off to a good morning of exercise. We celebrated with a grilled lobster dinner ($22 US for the two of us!) and a number of drinks (we're not telling). I don't think everything will be dry by morning when we have to pack up for Grenada, but we'll make the best of it.