During our planning session, Edwin Frank and I assembled an itinerary that was heavily skewed toward spices, once the country’s main industry.
Mountains mantled in rainforests, lots of beaches, exotic cuisine and vibrant culture make Grenada a smart choice for those who want to get far away from England.
It is the last remaining unspoilt Caribbean island of any size (population: 100,000) and, although a lot of building is going on at the moment, it still possesses that irresistible West Indian rustic charm.
Description Askrigg is a charming and very popular Upper Wensleydale village which if for nothing else will achieve immortality for being portrayed in the TV Vet Series as James Herriots fictional village of Darrowby. The woodturner (now retired) is a friendly former local schoolmaster who had turned a useful hobby into an interesting part time occupation.
Regular watchers of the series will quickly spot the house in Askrigg that was used as the surgery for the veterinary practice: as you might expect it has been renamed "Skeldale House". He lives with his wife in "Grenada", a house dating from 1782 and bearing the unusual Caribbean name...
Indeed it was during these centuries that Askrigg flourished, staging its own market and became renowned for clock-making.