Friday, June 6th we joined s/v Endofin II and s/v Somewhere for "Build-a-Burger" Friday lunch at Merry Bakery. Now normally if you order a hamburger in the islands, you get what you deserve as it is far better to order the standard fare roti vs a hamburger. However, we had heard good reports so we went. Nice big burgers made up just the way you like them by....you! Yummy indeed! When we walked up Renee and Stacey from s/v Pipe Muh Bligh were there. We first met them in Antigua. Hugs all around. We also had a chance to meet some of the cruisers from the St Georges anchorage.
After lunch Tom and I set out to explore. Several seasoned cruisers we've met have items from Art Fabric. Truly unique pieces of batik art. To quote the Doyle cruising guide "The shop is a riot of colorful batik fabrics, clothing, and household items." This is putting it mildly. It is nothing short of spectacular. We took a tour upstairs from the shop and saw first hand how they create the amazing batik fabric designs. Each step in the process is done with the end result in mind. In other words, the artist has to work backwards from idea of the finished piece in her mind. Then we went back downstairs to the shop with a completely new view of the items there. Each piece in the store is truly a one of a kind piece of artwork. Needless to say, it was a budget busting stop but so worth it. FYI- the woman in the glasses sailed into Grenada 23+ years ago and never left. Careful cruisers how long you keep the hook down in one place!
|One of the Batik artist at work on a free style piece|
|The tools - hot plate, boiling water, hot wax and various tools to apply the wax|
|Molly, I took this one for you - awesome|
|So detailed and beautiful|
|Wonderful layers of color|
|Dyeing and boiling courtyard|
|20+ years as master of boiling and dyeing and he has never burned himself|
|Pieces ready for boiling|
|Round green/gray cakes are recycled wax ready to go again|
We also stumble onto the Grenada National Museum. I had read that they often have events on Friday evenings. The nice man at the info desk said yes, they have events every first Friday of the month. Friday, June 6th - BINGO. He said there would be an American jazz artist playing from 5:30 - 7:30. Double Bingo!! We are there.
|It doesn't get any fresher than this|