Location: Prickly Bay, Grenada
Today as skipper, I woke the crew up with music because, at this point, it seems to be the only thing that gets us going in the morning — whether to dance or to tell me to turn it off. We ate a quick breakfast in order to have time to pack our bagged lunches for the afternoon. We got going as fast as we could to get in the dinghy and head off for the adventure that awaited us. The plan for the rest of the morning and all of the afternoon was a sweet hike up Mount Qua Qua and jumping off tall waterfalls. Our driver, Bernard, drove us to the starting point of our hike, and we proceeded to walk as a group up the mountain. It took about 2 hours to hike to the peak and back. The hike was gorgeous, and the view from the top was breathtaking. We spent about 20 minutes at the top taking photos. Once we returned to where we started, we took an alternate route to head over to the waterfalls. It was a short walk to the falls, and once we got there, all we wanted to do was jump into the water and cool down. We started with a short waterfall as a quick warm-up, but soon after started the trek up the trail towards the big waterfall. A few people chose not to jump, but they were the real heroes because if not for them, we wouldn’t have sweet videos of each of us jumping in (shout out to Carly). Our awesome waterfall guide showed us exactly where to jump in to land safely on each waterfall, including the big 45-foot drop at the end.
All in all, it was a lot of fun, and we left the Seven Sisters Waterfalls with big smiles on our faces. We headed back to the dock via taxi and dinghied back to the boat so we could shower and eat dinner. In about a half-hour, we will be leaving Argo to go ashore to celebrate a great day (and Valentine’s Day). We’re all dressed up, looking good and feeling good. Today was definitely a day to remember.