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Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown February 6th 2018

Apologies for not having been here for a while. Let say that a little collapse of my computer didn't help, and it is not easy to download pics using an Ipad! So I', just short of three months late on blogging, with as you can imagine, a certain of blog behind me. So let's try to catch up, on place at a time! Here is is, our last little stop of our Caribbean trip. After the cruise on the Club Med 2, we stay one night in St Anne on Guadeloupe. I really can't understand why people flight 8 hours to such an island. Not cheap, not specially nice, and if you want to find nice locals, you may want to go somewhere else. So one night was compulsory as there are few inter islands flights ... read more
Sunset time!
Beautiful beaches
Local life...

WAFA –The World Association of Floral Artists was founded in 1981 to reinforce the bonds of friendship among the various members and provide a forum whereby members can exchange ideas and trends in flower arranging. The care and conservation of natural resources and the environment are also important considerations. Every three years another member country undertakes the management of WAFA and produces an International Floral Art Seminar and an International Design Competition for floral artists. Barbados through the local national Flower Club BAFA INC ( Barbados Association of Floral Artists) will be hosting WAFA. Looking forward to visiting the beautiful island of Barbados and meeting Flower Arranging friends from around the world.... read more
Our home for next 10 days Hilton Hotel - Bridgetown
Beautiful Caribbean Sea
Relaxing another day

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown January 12th 2017

Madeira 6th January Arriving into Funchal on a warm winter, but their spring morning, it was though we hadn't been away. This was our final stop coming home in 2016.The island is noted for its scenic splendours and Madeira wine. After a shuttle into the town centre, the first thing to notice was that Christmas is still going on. The municipal gardens were still decked with all the lights, father Xmas and his reindeer and sleigh. We were leaving before dark so we weren't able to see it all lit up. The P & O ship Ventura berthed behind us and they were staying until late evening so they would see all the harbour lit up with the lights.Rather than take the tours or the hop on hop off buses which we did on our last ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown December 5th 2015

The last time Roisin and I were in Barbados, Harrison's cave was closed for refurbishment although I still haven't figured out what is there to refurbish in a natural formation such as a cave?! The Year was 2006 and everywhere on the island was caught up in Cricket World Cup fever. The Kensington Oval, their premier cricket venue was nearing completion, the Garfield Sobers highway was being extended and Harrison's cave was closed for refurbishment. We had hired a car during our ten day vacation. Harrison's cave was not the easiest attraction to find. After a few hours of frustration we headed back to Almond Cottage in the Christchurch Parish only to be told by the proprietor of Harrison's cave's temporary closure. The cave is situated (somewhere) in the middle of the island between 30-40 minute's ... read more
Welcome to Babados
The Britannia and the Star Clipper in Bridgetown
The tram - our transport around the cave!

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown October 30th 2015

Geo: 13.11, -59.61Our third Caribbean port was Bridgetown, Barbados. We docked there about 7am but it was after 8 when we were given the all clear to leave the ship. We had had breakfast so about 8-20am we disembarked without the crush of the last two ports. At the Terminal it was far more organised with a taxi dispatcher taking charge. A Best of Barbados tour was advertised at $US25 each but when we asked we were told that you needed a group of about 14 for that price. When we said we just wanted to go by ourselves we were told $US 80 in total for two and a half hours. That sounded good to us as the onboard tours were at least that per head.Our taxi driver was Anne. She wanted to know what ... read more
The Pipe organ in the church
The Church Bell
St  Nicholas Abbey

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown December 13th 2014

Saturday 13th December, 2014 - Barbados, West Indies On the Friday night we made our way to some friends who live in Epsom who had kindy offered to put us up for the night, store our car and act as taxi service the next morning. Thanks Rosemarie and Philip. The flight left without a hitch, the airport having caught up with the flight delays from the evening before (when a computer failure had caused all of London's airspace to be shut down)! We travelled on a Boeing Dreamliner which was a first for us. It was quite nice with plenty of leg-room and daylight. We landed after 8 and a half hours and disembarked straight onto a coach which took us to the ship which took about 40 minutes. We had time to go in to ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown November 24th 2014

Two words for Barbados: expensive and touristy. These two adjectives aside, Barbados was a great island with beautiful beaches and bathwater-warm water. The day we arrived it was pouring rain so there wasn’t a ton to do. I got off the boat in the morning and walked into Bridgetown to see what it had to offer. Within minutes I was soaked from head to toe and walking around didn’t seem as appealing anymore. Danielle, Shivani, and I popped into Mmmmm….I Like I Like (yes that was the actual name) for some lunch. I had some of the best chicken there and started to understand where the restaurant’s name came from. Later that afternoon a pack of us headed to the hotel to check in for the night. We piled twelve people into two rooms, along with ... read more
In The Water
Diving Off The Top
Glass Bottom Boat

Geo: 13.11, -59.61Friday, March 14, 2014BarbadosAfter our ship left St. Lucia yesterday, we sailed south between St. Lucia and St. Vincent, south of Cape Moule a Chique. We went southeast across the Tobago Basin to Barbados.Though we've never been to Barbados, and not knowing anything at all about it (I've always thought of it as kind of scary) we decide to do our own thing. We even have a plan. Yes, we are slow learners. Hahaha!After a quick breakfast of bagels and peanut butter and plain yogurt and some fruit, we walked off the ship around 9am. It was only a 10 minute walk to the bus depot. After a short wait, we hopped a bus to Holetown - bus fare $1 US each. (This bus also goes to "Pie Town" and that sounded very tempting!) ... read more
School of Tangs
Pokey and Gumby are having a great time!
Bus stop - To Town

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown January 28th 2014

In a few days we will be starting our journey around seven of the Windward Islands in the southern Caribbean Sea. Our first stop is Barbados, where the current temperature is 26C. We plan to use small planes and ferries to get between the islands. Our first hop will get us to St Vincent and then we'll head south down the Grenadines - Bequia, Union, Carriacou and Grenada. Then a final hop will take us to Tobago. There is a map of our planned route below. More once we are on our way.... read more

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