Armchair Field Trip to Grenada: Carriacou

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We're currently settling into our little cottage on Carriacou, the largest of the Grenadines, the island chain off Grenada. And by "large" I mean 13 square miles and a population under 5,000. The main cultural influences here are French, Amerindian, Carib, and British. This last has some very real consequences: The queen of England is also the queen of Grenada, and the village of Windward on Carriacou has a big population of Scottish and Irish boatbuilders. Also, according to Wikipedia, "Carriacouans have migrated to the United Kingdom, many to the county town of Bedford. It is said that if you live on Carriacou you will have a family member in Bedford." I haven't met any of these alleged Bedfordians, but then we have several more days here.

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December 11, 2006 - 2:56am
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