Blogs from Speightstown, Barbados, Central America Caribbean


Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Speightstown February 20th 2017

Day 20 - Saturday 18 February, 2017 cont'd Sunset was due at 1804 hrs and we had not watched one here properly. So I suggested to Pat we go out, allowing time to get somewhere to watch one. The Fisherman's pub was selected and we left home at 5.45 pm. The pub had music playing but few people were in. We did some internetting and blog posting, whilst watching the Sunset. Our reservation was for 7 pm at Nino's. We ambled from the pub and I was expecting us to be the only one's there, however the place was full. Our reservation was fine. We shared a dough ball starter, and then Pat had a mushroom and spinach in cream sauce pasta. I had the beef meatballs in spaghetti. All very nice, but sadly the service ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Speightstown February 18th 2017

Day 15 - Tuesday 13 February 2017 cont'd We had some rolls and crisps for our tea. About 7.30 pm we popped out in the car to Fisherman's pub to do some internetting. As we arrived we realised that we were the only one's in. They we're closing shutters and tidying up. We managed to get some stuff done on the WiFi before they told us they were actually closing up for the night. It's a long time since I've been thrown out of a place. Home for a good nights sleep. Day 16 - Tuesday 14 February 2017 Objective for the day was to return the car to Fat Jack's in Dover by 12.45 pm. I had spotted a large mall advertised, that was on the way called Sheraton's, so we thought to find that. ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Speightstown February 13th 2017

Day 13 - 11 February 2017 cont'd After arriving home we talked about spending time at The Fisherman's pub later to have access to full on internet. The dongle at the apartment works fine but is expensive to operate for us. So we tend to use it sparingly. We can download and upload to our hearts content at the pub. When we got home we cleaned the front windscreen on the car and then tried to find the bonnet catch to fill the washer bottle, with no luck. The wiper broke off due to sun damage, so now we needed to replace that. We had a little food and I typed up the blog, got pictures ready to download and so on. We left the apartment at 7.30 pm and initially headed for a local garage ... read more

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Speightstown February 11th 2017

Day 10 - Wednesday 8 February 2017 It rained heavily in the night, but it was sunshine when we surfaced, although breezy. Our plan was to drop off some laundry and spend some time on the beach. We started off the day in no hurry and sorted the washing out. We left the apartment about 1120 am and ambled into town. The laundry was open and took our washing at B$16 per load. We seemed to have a load. There was an express service with stuff ready in three days, but we didn't elect for this, so our stuff will be back next week sometime. Next stop the beach. Most places have beach beds, but we chose Juma's for today. We settled down and went for some drinks. The shade provided by the tree was convenient ... read more

Day 6 cont'd - Saturday 4 February 2017 Following our trip out, the rest of the day was quiet. We had hot cross buns for tea. Early to sleep again. Day 7 - Sunday 5 February 2017 Another good nights sleep. Our plan for today was to try and visit a hotel to see if we could book an island tour through them and also take a look at the marina. The internet was not working this morning! We set off about 10 am and headed to the Almond resort just across the main road. The security lady on the entrance approached us and we explained that we wished to visit reception to try and book a tour. She rang reception for us and the answer was no. So we thanked her and moved on. The ... read more

Day 4 A reasonable nights sleep. We are still going to sleep early and therefore waking early. But slowly adjusting a little more each day. A slow start to the day and then a visit to the beach planned for today. Pat has a new full face snorkel to try out and I could certainly do with getting some colour back to my skin. Hopefully not bright pink! We left the apartment at 1045 am and headed towards the sea. We went in the direction we have been a few times but went right (north) instead of left (south) at the coast. After a short while we simply stopped on the beach, dropped our stuff and entered the water. Pat had brought her new mask, but she felt the sea was a little more active than ... read more

Day 1 Slept well. Up nice and early to tidy the house and make final preparations for the leaving the house for a month. Easyjet app advised of a delay on the inbound leg of the plane and that there would be a half hour delay on my departure. Case at top of the drive by 11.15 to await arrival of Leo and Paula for lift to the airport. They arrived in good time and the trip to the airport was uneventful, dropping Paula off at Alison's on the way, for her to get her hair done for her upcoming holiday. Leo and Paula off to Thailand tomorrow, so they are excited to be going away as well. Main case was checked in and they asked if I wanted to check in the other bag, which ... read more

The people of the West Indies seem endlessly intrigued by my wilder tendencies, which tend to surface every time I visit the Caribbean. "You're sporting bare feet man!" a woman in Barbados exclaimed in amazement the other day. The locals will stare at my feet likes it's an amazing sight to behold, but ever since I was a kid I've always loved to get around sans footwear. Sandals and other footwear can pinch and grate after a while, so it's great to feel wild and free here in the sun, that is between swims in the glorious blue waters of the Caribbean! So here I am in Barbados, a legendary resort island on the Caribbean circuit, and the island considered the most British in the region. The ties between the locals and the British are strong ... read more
Saint Lawrence Gap beach
Bathsheba beach
Store at Bathsheba beach

Central America Caribbean » Barbados » Speightstown September 1st 2011

27th August 2011 - After breakfast we went to Harrisons Cave - which has been completely renovated since we were last here. A very good undergound tour - including about 1 mile of an electric train. We then went to the Flower Forest - which was lovely but incredibly hot. Back to Almond Beach Village and in the pool - followed by Sunset watch as it was a very nice day we got some good pictures of the sunset. Also as Saturday night was fine and warm - the Bajan buffet was in the courtyard. Food was again excellent - Catherine said that the lemon cake was a good as hers which is a bit of a compliment! Then back to the room for guess what - yep a couple of games of Rumikub - picked ... read more
Feeding Time
2 Monkeys

25th August - breakfast at Horizons today and then pick-up the car. Not surprisingly its a Toyota Corlla - about a 10 year old one with very little suspension but for about £30 a day I can't complain. Catherine had booked a packed lunch which we picked-up - its a great idea as we can go out for the whole day and then come back for the evening meal. Today we went to the Animal Flower Cave in St. Lucy - went swimming in the cave and then travelled over to Farley Park for lunch which has stunning views of the East coast. One of my favourite places on the island as you get a lovely breeze - and the Wildlife reserve is on the other side of the road (14:00 is the best time for ... read more
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