Monday, January 9, 2012

Anyone Interested in an Abandoned Restaurant with a View?

Front pond


All the little things hanging down are bats

The long, red roof above is the restaurant
Chris and I walked over to Mount Hartman Bay to explore an abandoned restaurant. It’s situated on a hill above a marina/resort, and I truly hope they refurbish it one day, because the place it spectacular. You pass by a pretty little tiled pond with water lilies at the entrance, and wander into the lobby. The walls are brick below, white plaster above, with dark-wood ceilings and rough-hewn timbers and supports. The floors are tiled and the rooms large and open, with large brick archways, a patio, and balconies with beautiful views of the bay. Right now it’s being used only by a colony of bats, which hang happily from the ceilings and flit all around. And, while the bats are fun to watch, I’d rather come here to enjoy the food and view.

Cooking Class

Esther (right) showing off her new knife while Omega looks on
Preparing the guacamole
Last Thursday I attended a cooking class (really a demonstration class) at True Blue, a resort nearby to Prickly Bay, Grenada, where we were anchored. The classes are held weekly, and originally were intended for resort guests, but now a lot of cruisers attend.  It was great fun, and I got to meet several people whose voices I’ve heard on the radio for months, but have never seen face to face. Two women run the class.  Esther seems to do all the preparations and cooking, and Omega is her sidekick. This week the foods were guacamole and salsa, which I already know how to make, but that was okay because they served out plates of both with fresh tortilla chips. Other weeks they’ve prepared fish or vegetable dishes, I’m told. It was a nice way to spend a couple of hours, and only cost $10 EC ($3.75 US). Plus, they had delicious rum punch specially priced for the class at $5 EC (~$1.88 US) per glass.
Serving out to hungry observers

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sunrise, Sunset

 Just a couple of pictures from our anchorage at Prickly Bay, Grenada, where we’ve been anchored for several weeks so that we could finish up editing of the fourth and final book of the Scimitar Seas series, Scimitar War.

Interesting Date

Yes, it’s a bit dated now (ha ha), but I thought this date and time combination was pretty cool.