Welcome to Barbados!
I loved Barbados. It had just the right combination of
pace and placidity, and it was neat and friendly,
the kind of place one lives easily. At least that was
my one-day-tourist interpretation!
Barbados was one of the places we decided
to tour on our own,
so after docking at Bridgetown and eating
a sturdy breakfast we found a cab driver to take us
up the western 'platinum coast' to Folkson Marine
There we found beautiful beaches and
excellent snorkeling on the reef. We sunned and
from barbados to eternity!
swam for a few hours until our driver came to
pick us up for lunch which was at the coolest
little beachside bar called Bombas, where I had
the traditional flying fish sandwich and of course
the local beer, Banks. What a perfect spot that was
and one that we decided we'd like to return to some
After lunch we hung out on the beach until
Curtis, our driver, came back to pick us up again to
take us on a cross island tour. Barbados is a very
picturesque and clean island, and I'll never forget
the sweet molasses smell coming from that sugar cane
refinery we passed.
Back at the ship we joined our dinner group for yet
another sumptuous meal and then hit the track for our
12 laps. Tomorrow is a day at sea so we stay up late
with our warm and fuzzy Barbados buzz.
|Next is our day at sea...|