Carry Me To Carriacou

Carriacou is one of Grenada’s sister Islands, and delightful contrast.

The second largest of Grenada’s Tri Islands.

It also possible to sail via Osprey Ferry from Grenada’s capital, St George or book an organised tour.

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Not only do you weigh your bags, you also have to stand on the scale so they can weigh you too for this flight; it’s a very small plane!

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This is the plane I’m about to get on….yes I know it looks like something out of Toy Story and it only has nine seats.

I had always vowed never (under any circumstances) to fly in a light aircraft, and have always stood firm that I will always take the sailing option or abandon the journey in any given travel situation…..yet here I am about to betray myself. What am I doing?

I reassure myself that I’ll only ever do it this once.

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Here goes!

There were six people on my flight, we were strategically seated in order to balance the weight in the safest way possible!!!!

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It’s roughly a 20 minute flight, while the ferry is just under 3 hours, so you can see the appeal!
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I definitely felt more vulnerable cocooned in this light aircraft, the mechanical noises were loud, I heard every squeak of the plane’s engineering, and felt every bump, jitter and every part of my body shake and bounce!

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Throughout the flight there is a woman further back in the plane making noises I cannot even begin to describe (fear can do that to people), she is having some sort of panic attack and clearly not happy to be taking this flight.
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As the panic at the back continues, the pilot spruces himself up with a spritz of fragrance, filling the ‘9 seater plane’ with his scent.

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Not being funny but,  if you had a troublesome passenger on board sat behind the pilot, it would be way too easy to grab the pilot and disturb the flight….just saying….luckily I was the person sat behind the pilot (so no danger of trouble, lol) but you just never know with people!

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Landing in Carriacou…..

Video clip music: Carriacou by The Mighty Yachtie

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All done.  Until this point I’d never fully appreciated the joy of tarmac – until this plane landed.

Despite not feeling acutely traumatised, I am still determined never to fly on one of these things again.

I’m just not keen.

I will not convert!

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