Blogs from Bridgetown, Barbados, Central America Caribbean


Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown January 15th 2022

So all packed and checked out of hotel now a spot of lunch. We found a lovely little place called Sage - well did we find it truly, no Graham had been given the heads up that it is a great spot for brunch. It was a really stylish place. I loved the light fitting and might take that idea back to Blighty, anyway I had better mind my Ps and Qs. Back to the hotel and then the journey begins. We get to the port and go through the first part of the journey by booking in and then we are taken to Shed 3 where all the paperwork has to be gone through. Now we start with the musical chairs but without the music. We have to give in our latest PCR, copies of ... read more
Nelson’s Dockyard
Kate climbing the mast

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown November 24th 2019

When we arrived in Barbados to be honest it was not the best as a crew member was taken ill so we arrived early to get the crew member to hospital. So my first view was a big ocean liner which is not the most spectacular sight when you have come in on a tall ship, however, lets hope the crew member is okay now. Once we had disembarked I must admit I did not think well this looks like a paradise island not in the least I thought is this really Barbados - I thought all the a-list celebrities came here so there must be more than this. Ferida our host at our Airbnb though was so nice she had arranged for us to get into the cottage early as check in was not until ... read more
Changing of the guard
My favourite phot
A day at the races

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Bridgetown November 23rd 2019

So I have been back on Terra Firma for a few days now in Barbados and I think it is time that I update you on my 10 days at sea crossing the Atlantic as I now do not feel a rocking motion of being on the ship. Before embarking on this journey I thought what the hell am I going to do with myself for 10 days whilst at sea and also do I have enough sick bags to get me through this ordeal! How wrong could I have been and if anyone would have told me that I would spend most of my time just looking out at the Atlantic with nothing to see most of the time but the horizon I would have said are you having a giraffe! I can honestly say ... read more
Royal Ramblers
Neptune awaits us Atlantic virgins
Annie being dunked

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

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