Saturday, October 10, 2015

Grenada Insta-Lime : World Wide Instameet

This one is an oldie, but a goodie. Lets called it a Slide back Saturday (can I make that happen like "fetch" from Mean Girls?).  I am the first to admit that sometimes things take me a bit long, but this delay is beyond excuse. Well, lets hope this slew of images and accompanying captions inspire forgiveness. Honestly it has been so long since the meet up I am not even quite sure which month it happened in. I just know it was in the first part of this year (okay it was in March and I was a little too ashamed to admit that at the beginning of the sentence). 

An instameet is a day designated to actually meeting the people in your area that are on instagram instead of dropping a like or a comment. We interact so much on social media through likes, follows and comments that it is refreshing to have that in person connection and see how your favourite instagrammers capture their surroundings. There was no shortage of DSLR cameras from entry level to high end, and lenses galore. There were gopros, i phones and androids being whipped out left right and centre. 

After much back and forth organising the lime on instagram and coming  up with a route we decided to meet near the bus terminal in St. George's and head up the west coast. 

Our first impromptu stop (you have to stay flexible!) was this georgeous hang out just after Mt. Mortitz gap that is painted in a rainbow of colours with a focus on red yellow and green, our national colours (we Grenadians love to paint our surroundings in those patriotic colours!).  

@grenadasouladventurer and @irie.kingston
Shoutout to the well decorated Eggplant (aka my tiny jeep) for getting us around safely

Pit stops for shenanigans and leg stretching were commonplace, especially when there was was a photo op or ice cream being sold at the side of the road. 

@okromain from Hexive Creative Agency always in some sort of compromising position trying to capture something

@junz110

The northern most planned stop for the day was this beautiful lookout spot in Resource, St. Mark. There was a small building and a lovely pasture. Snacks were consumed and we all had the chance to have a good chat. 

the always fabulous @keredclement
@thewordypheonix busy instagramming! 

@thewordypheonix aka Liz aka Sherry and I had a mini photo shoot for her blog www.sandalsandsunnies.blogspot.com (go over there and show her some love, she posts a wide range of things all a la Liz fabulousness). 

@thewordypheonix
The guard cat securing the perimeter with all those instagram heavyweights hanging around
#gopuregrenada 
The crew @frostduncan @duppykankera @thewordypheonix @okromain @junz110 @keredclement @irie.kingston (@grenadasouladventurer behind the lense)

We then drove back down the west coast to St. Marks River, the same one I posted about 2 weeks ago. It was a hot day and we were all happy for the cool river vibes. 

@irie.kingston having a moment with this sweet guy 
Up close and personal  
@grenadasouladventurer 
@keredclement capturing this beautiful and serene spot 
These here are the best adventure shoes, good for all conditions (if you don't mind getting your feet a bit muddy)
We find ourselves in some interesting positions when we are after the perfect angle @frostduncan demonstrates

Just as we got comfortable we realised it was just about that time when the sun would set. We made our way out of the bush and further down the west coast in direction St. George's. The group got separated but we still caught a bit of the sunset near Palmist, St. John. All in all it was a great day! 

Just about made it back to the coast in time for sunset
Beautiful end to a wonderful day. I look forward to doing it all over again next year

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Peace and Bliss,
Grenada Soul Adventurer 


4 comments:

  1. when is the next Insta-lime? Wonderful read, loving the pictures and also your dream catcher.

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    1. Probably in March next year. Instagram usually makes the announcement a few weeks in advance.

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