On the 9th day of August . . .
Ferried over to Grenada to partake in the festivites of Carnival, kicking off the first of many sleepless nights with the spectacle that is Panorama.
On the 10th day of August . . .
Rested up at Grand Anse Beach to prepare for the impending 48-hour nonstop emancipation celebration.
On the 11th day of August . . .
Woke up at 4 am, donned our best rags, protected our hair with scarves, and jumped in our first ever Carnival Monday St. George's J'Ouvert at sunrise along the waterfront. Throngs of people coated in paint ranging the entire specrtum of color danced in the street while slowly making the way from one end of town to the other, gathering a rainbow effect on skin and clothes as the parade marched forward.
On the 11th night of August . . .
Paid Carib Brewing Company $40 EC (about $15 US) to play Monday Night Mas with their band and don the logo tshirt, ball cap, glow stick, glow necklace, and whistle and to dance by their truck, drink their beer, and become one in a massive group of walking advertisements on parade.
On the 12th day of August . . .
Sauteurs J'Ouvert Morning. After napping slightly, making the 85-minute trek via taxi to the northernmost town in Grenada, and groggily waiting for the sun to cast its beams across our piece of heaven in the Caribbean, we painted ourselves and each other with newborn girl pink and slowly danced the three miles through the lush countryside in the outskirts of Sauteurs.
On the 12th evening of August . . .
Spectated instead of partipated in Last Lap/Fancy Mas.