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Cruise Ship Visit 2013 - Part 2 - Spices

Dougladston Spice Estate and Gouyave


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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.
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road to Douglaston

road to Douglaston

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Buildings around the spice plantation - Grenada

Buildings around the spice plantation - Grenada


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We went to Dougaldston spice estate where they raised spices
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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.
nutmeg

nutmeg

fresh bay leaves

fresh bay leaves

Bay leaves and cocoa pod

Bay leaves and cocoa pod

Loofa

Loofa


Ginger flower

Ginger flower

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Plantains or bananas

Plantains or bananas

Bagged bananas

Bagged bananas

Nuts or fruits

Nuts or fruits

Fruits in a tree

Fruits in a tree

To get to the bathrooms you had to walk over big stones, and I couldn't do it.
Road leaving Douglaston

Road leaving Douglaston


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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.

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Sign - Notice Stop Cutting My Spice Tree

Sign - Notice Stop Cutting My Spice Tree


Then we went to Gouyave which is a fishing village
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Street in Gouyave

Street in Gouyave


Speed bump sign by a drainage ditch

Speed bump sign by a drainage ditch

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Street in Gouyave

From here we headed to St. Andrews Parish to visit Grand Etang Park

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