Dougladston Spice Estate and Gouyave
01/11/2013 - 01/11/2013
In St. John's Parish, the main town is Gouyave. Originally called Charlotte Town after Queen Charlotte of Britain, it was renamed Gouyave by the French because of its guava trees. We turned off the main road to go to what was formerly a large spice plantation.
We went to Dougaldston spice estate where they raised spices
and they explained about the different ones. We bought some. They told us that nutmeg oil was good for joint pain but you had to dilute it with something and I don't remember what.
To get to the bathrooms you had to walk over big stones, and I couldn't do it.
We went by the local Dougladston cemetery on the way out. In this cemetery is buried Sir Paul Godwin Scoon GCMG GCVO OBE (4 July 1935 – 2 September 2013), who was Governor-General of Grenada from 1978 to 1992 including during the the leftist coup in 1983.
The driver explained some of the interesting habits of Grenadians - he said that the woman that lived here put eggs on the ends of the agave plant to keep the sharp points from hurting people.
Then we went to Gouyave which is a fishing village
From here we headed to St. Andrews Parish to visit Grand Etang Park