It took two buses and 45 minutes to get to Gouyave. The bus ride was thrilling and exciting. Minivans are darting and weaving throughout the mountains to get us to our destination FAST. I was able to get a few pictures of the surrounding areas before we reached our destination.
Walking along, snapping pictures, we make it into town.
I’ve been looking forward to Fish Friday because I’ve been wanting to sample good seafood cooked locally and fresh. Gouyave is a small fishing town that is cute and quaint. All the locals are really close and tight knit.
We walk around to see what else the town has to offer and stumble on the beach where we get some amazing photos.
There was a huge nutmeg processing facility we saw while walking around.
After taking a mini tour of the parish, we finally make it to Fish Friday. It’s a street that’s blocked off for pedestrians only and tents are set up so the locals can cook and sell their tasty treats and foods.
All in all, it was a fun experience. We were able to taste some local fare. It’s hard to stick to your diet with the waft of fried shrimp in the air. In fact, fried food is everywhere and usually anything fried tastes pretty good. We were able to sample fried cou-cou (polenta), fish cakes, fish balls, and fried breadfruit. All very tasty, but not good for my arteries. We also had fresh passionfruit juice. It was very tasty.
Before signing off, I wanted to share the previous day’s meals with all. Here are J’s favorite, soft boiled eggs on a bed of peanut rice, side of curry potatoes, ripe papaya, and nutmeg cocoa for breakfast.
This was actually the dinner we had the night before the fish festival. It’s peanut rice, plantains, with a side of garlic sauteed eggplants, stewed green beans with tomatoes, and pineapple. What’s that drink you see? That my friend, is fresh squeezed pineapple juice. I took every morsel leftover from coring and peeling the pineapple, threw everything in my Blendtec, added water, and pulsed that baby up. I then took a sieve, strained all the juice out and voila! Fresh pineapple juice chilling in the freezer till dinner.