A relatively short but bumpy drive from the main road takes you to the Crochu harbour point in St. David- the location of Cabier Ocean Lodge. where you have a 180 degree view of the sea. Although St David is the only parish which lacks a town it makes up in cozy points with great potential for beautiful developments.
I had the pleasure of visiting the lodge after Caribbean Youth Environment Network CYEN hosted a sargassum beach clean up of the nearby Cabier beach for World Oceans Day celebrated on June 9th.
Cottages paying homage to the national colours
Painting on the wall: L-R Banana, Cocoa and Breadfruit trees
The Dunfermline Estate is situated on an enchanting hilltop in the Dunfermline, Moya area of St Andrew with perhaps the best panoramic view you will find. The property is adorned with beautiful flowers and an immaculate lawn.
The documentary Vanishing Sail has truly left me inspired. It portrays the importance of sea life as it was the main income in many households. Hence, during the height of sea trade record numbers of sailing boats were launched in the Caribbean. The prominent themes presented were family, keeping traditions, hard work and survival. The protagonist of the film was Alwyn Enoe. The focus was on his endeavors to keep the trade of wooden boat building alive through his sons. The film follows him over three years as he constructs his last vessel “Carriacou Sloop” named Exodus and competes with her as the Antigua Classics. His first boat was named Genesis. It was simply amazing to see the behind the scenes artistic process unfold. The simple and hands on approach, from the cutting of specific trees with the right shape. I could only imagine the monumental stress incurred trying to keep precision without the use of fancy equipment knowing your entire life savings was on the line.
Congratulations to the entire team who brought this Caribbean tradition to life. Job well done.
I’ve never been an ocean lover but lately I have grown to appreciate it in its entirety.
Its calling, so powerful yet very subtle
Its serene effect
Feeling the wind hug your face in an unwavering embrace.
An innate connection that cannot be ignored
Its unpredictability and destructive nature
Its depth and diversity
Things that makes it frightening yet so unique.
What an amazing documentary portraying ocean life, it’s beautiful but scary – from the mother-child bond to the predator-prey dynamic. It’s imperative that we show consideration to all the organisms that call the ocean home and keep it pollution free. I hope you are enlightened and intrigued as much as I was.
It’s truly amazing to see the variety of species so deep beneath the ocean’s surface; although the conditions are very harsh, life can still thrive. the same structures(volcanoes, faults, trenches) that can bring great harm to us is a home for them. The ocean is a world of itself.
On a less enthusiastic note, I don’t think we (Grenadians) are aware of the magnitude of the catastrophe Kick ’em Jenny WILL cause When, not IF it erupts. The mere fact that Dr. Ballard and his team are concerned about the impact it will have on North America, thousands of miles away should give us a vivid idea. Although there’s not much we can do since volcanoes are highly unpredictable we still have to be prepared.