Land of the leatherback

Island of Grenada is where turtles, spices thrive

Posted: July 29, 2012 at 3:08 a.m.

Grenada’s capital, St. George’s, borders the Caribbean with French and British colonial buildings along the Carenage, the horseshoe shaped inner harbor.

Descendants of ancient seafarers, they travel thousands of miles to reach their destination — an isolated beach where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic Ocean at the northern tip of Grenada — the tiny West Indies island nation just north of Venezuela.

Island of Grenada is spicy and more

Highlights of the Island of Grenada (By Lisa Burnett)
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A leatherback turtle lays her eggs on Levera Beach in Grenada as a group led by Ocean Spirits director Carl Lloyd looks on.

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Travel, Pages 50 on 07/29/2012