The island of Carriacou

May 29, 2010

Carriacou mapCarriacou is an island in the eastern Caribbean which is politically part of Grenada. About 14 miles long and 2 to 3 miles wide it has a population of around 8,000 with strong links to the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, England. It is one of the most beautiful and least developed Caribbean islands.

The Carnival is at the end of February,  the Maroon Music Festival at the endWelcome to Carriacou of April, a Sailing Regatta at the end of July and the Parang Festival at the end of December. The climate is maritime subtropical. Temperatures throughout the year vary from 75 F. to 85 F. , moderated by cooling trade winds.

There are over 100 rum shops where you can enjoy the local music and a game of dominoes.

Carriacou panorama

Carriacou panorama

Click on the image below to go to a superb slideshow of photos of Carriacou by Geoff Schultz. Please note that the images are copyright.

Carriacou beach

Click here for a Carriacou slideshow


Carriacou Regatta

May 29, 2010

Carriacou   Regatta

Here’s a YouTube video of the CARRIACOU REGATTA.

Carriacou Regatta - many sails

Carriacou Carnival 2010

May 29, 2010
Carriacou carnival

Carriacou Carnaval

Many people from Carriacou in the Caribbean have come to live and work in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Here are some links to YouTube videos made at the February 2010 Carriacou and Petite Martinique Carnaval.

First, a funky TV trailer promoting Carnival.

Next, a clip of Carnival in the rain!

And this be dancin in da street!

Carriacou smile