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Thank you to our hosts, Dive Grenada, for continuing to show us your wonderful view, despite being closed. As I see your airport is now open, when will you be back in business?
Thank you Izzy - yeah, I was able to go back to mid-May 2019.... Our last stay was in March, 2019.
Beatrix, no I mean right hand arrow, so that’s forwards I suppose! Sorry!
Beatrix, I used my iPad, tapped last few photos, then followed backward arrow, which just kept going with images. Think I got back to mid 2019. May find you on there one day!
Hi Izzy and J. Funny many thanks for the detailed information, like the term bayhopper very descriptive, thanks
Agree Izzy - this ( and all future ) hurricane should avoid all the nice Caribbean islands :) How do you access webcam photos from 2019 ? Also any news about Phil?
Keep away from Grenada, Hurricane Gonzalo, think these lovely people need a break
18:18 July 20, 2020 - Hi Izzy, Wow!, I went all the way back in the photos to early 2019 when the plant in front of Dive Grenada was massive. Then I saw that March 2020 the plant was pruned/cut back. Then as it has currently grown back, it is like it was saying, "thanks for the haircut." I know that is what I think when I prune back my plants; they just thrive. So it is with this plant, eh? West coast USA is hot! My 2 portable air conditioners, 2 ceiling fans, and 2 extra floor fans right now are going full blast in my condo! A 3rd floor fan is waiting to be used soon. Hey Izzy, stay cool.
J. Funny. Interesting to see the back photos, to see how this plant has been cut back, then regrown. How is west USA?
18:57 July 15, 2020 - I again Izzy, Thank you so much for the info on that type of Morning Glory plant. So interesting. Here is what I found on a search: "Ipomoea pes-caprae, also known as bayhops, bay-hops, beach morning glory or goat's foot, is a common pantropical creeping vine belonging to the family Convolvulaceae. It grows on the upper parts of beaches and endures salted air. It is one of the most common and most widely distributed salt tolerant plants and provides one of the best known examples of oceanic dispersal. Its seeds float and are unaffected by salt water." And here is additional info I found: "Goat’s Foot is a pioneering sand stabilizer, being one of the first plants to grow on empty sand dunes. This means it protects beach sand from eroding and washing out into the ocean over time." Thanks again, Izzy!
Hi J. Funny. Interesting thoughts, but I think we have two plants here. Yes, we grow Bougainvillea in UK, mainly indoors, and in most Mediterranean countries I have seen them grow in profusion. If you look at Dive Grenada website photos, you can see they have a couple of pots. But the leaves of the spreading vines are very different. I have seen them grow all over Grand Anse beach naturally, and have to be cut back. I have found a sand retaining indigenous plant during my research called Goats Foot Morning Glory, ipomoea pescaprae, that looks very similar. I hope you can find an image on the net to check, or Beatrix may know. Thanks for interesting exchange!
20:34 July 14, 2020 - Hi Izzy, All those branches growing along the sand: I think it is a bougainvillea plant. Bougainvillea sends out long branches and is usually grown as a climbing/spreading vine. And planted along a wall, across a balcony, or maybe a pergola, so it can climb. But the one in the low planter here at Dive Grenada, there is nowhere the branches can grow/climb except along the sand. I think Dive Grenada just spread them out. Dive Grenada will have to correct me if I am wrong about the kind of plant it is. Do a search for the bougainvillea plant and you will see amazing floral displays! And you will recognize it.....and it grows in warm climates.
Tony Holden, do you know what that creeping plant is? It’s all over Grand Anse natural beach, and has to be kept under control?
Like the new garden layout at Dive Grenada
Beatrix, J.Funny and suzuki Steve, hi everyone. Lovely family fun at the beach today. Big worry for them as Grenada plans to open borders soon.Have you any other Skyline cams for me to enjoy? I’ve recently discovered Bolivia, La Paz, fascinating. They seem to have intermittent curfew and lockdown rules, but weekdays such a busy town. I would like to find more wildlife, miss the old Zambia cam.
17:29 July 4, 2020 - Hi Izzy and Beatrix! Yes Izzy, we must have met in the past on Kenya and Zambia. So nice to 'see' you again. And Izzy and Beatrix, I have enjoyed reading your comments here on Grenada. It would be fun if we all could meet there and pop in and surprise the folks at Dive Grenada....tee hee. P.S. It has been very nice getting to know the various UK and other folks around Skyline webcams.