Hiking in Grenada: this private paradise.
This post was originally published in 2011. It has since been updated for accuracy of links and content.
See also: Random Observations about Grenada Island
I lounge on a rock with my feet soaking in the crystal waters of the Caribbean. Is this really my back yard? Pinch me.
Some of the more subtle joys of living on a tropical island for months at a time is the ability to get a real feel for the rhythm of nature. You need to be present for a while to sense and understand things like the ocean’s tides, and the cycles of flora and fauna that take place so very quickly in this warm humid environment conducive to explosive growth.
One beautiful barometer I’ve had to observe these cycles of life is my (almost) daily walk.
I enjoy following the beach I live on to the end, climbing through some mangrove roots, and heading up into the forest enroute to the adjacent bay – a beautiful crescent that has lots of “emerald pools” of beautiful water that begets the beauty of an aquamarine.
Although this is a destination unto itself perfect for a swim, the swim can wait. Another push of energy takes me up a hill to an abandoned road sheltered by trees that eventually leads me to the end of the next point. Here I’m tousled by the wind and surrounded by deep bays on both sides; one with a harbour nestled next to shore, the other a wide shallow quiet bay.
I described this walk in greater detail in a recent post when I was just discovering my surroundings and learning to be alone in Grenada.
Having become so enamoured with this (almost) daily sojourn hiking in Grenada, I’ve put together a video of the experience so you can come along! Enjoy.
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