Carry Me To Carriacou

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

The second largest of Grenada’s Tri-Islands.

As well as the SVG Air flight, it is 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 and cocooned in this light aircraft, the mechanical noises were loud, I heard every squeak of the plane’s engineering, felt every bump/jitter and discovered that every part of my body could 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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