Beach, Sun, & Snorkel

Greetings from Grenada! I'm on location in the Caribbean for Annette & Brandon's 4th of July wedding and couldn't wait to share some of these pics. We're staying at Annette's Dad's property the Grand View Inn and it's simply fantastic! We truly feel like part of the family and are thrilled to be documenting the beginning of their new adventure in only a few short days. So exciting! WAY more to come after the wedding, but here's a sneak peek of some of what I've captured so far with my lil' purse camera and the corresponding underwater housing.



I shot these just this morning at the beach behind where we're staying. We were the only ones there this morning.... heaven!



In my earlier days, I was a competitive swimmer (I used to be quite serious about it actually!) I swam competitively from the age of 5 until I was about 15 or 16. Needless to say, it's been YEARS since I've trained in the water.... but Emir dared me to see if I still had the moves.... I'm kind of surprised actually! Not too bad! One of my strongest events was the 100yd butterfly and the 200yd IM. Here I demonstrate the butterfly stroke. :)

Today, we decided to hit the boats for some snorkeling. It was Emir's first time... too fun!


Grenada is home to the famed Underwater Sculpture Garden. We found our way to some of the pieces....


In Grenada, you drive on the left side of the street. Wednesday, we had the abitious thought that we'd score a car and drive the circumference of the island. So, our first stop was the neighborhood police station to get our official Grenadian driver's licenses. (The bowl of fruit you see in the corner is filled with wax apples. Delicious! The officers actually shared some with us!)


We paid the required $15 US Dollar fee, and were given change in the local currency, the Eastern Caribbean Dollar. I'd never heard of it before... but it's beautiful! Look at the coin with the curved floral shape! Amazing!


I'll spare you the details of our escapade driving the island on the left.... suffice it to say that we decided that we don't belong behind the wheel here. Ha ha! (Thankfully, the locals are among the nicest and most understanding people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. They rescued us from ourselves countless times yesterday! Ha ha!) More to come upon our return!