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February 28th 2018
Published: March 1st 2018
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Chattle house
Exploring Barbados with a local photographer.
An enjoyable tour designed by local professional photographer Ronnie Carrington who has recorded aspects of Barbadian life, landscape & folk culture.

The tour escorted by Ronnie himself took us through local villages, sugar cane fields and to watch the waves breaking over the Atlantic coast of the island, Bathsheba one of the most photographed area in Barbados.

The tour was originally planned for 9am but changed to 1pm so I was able to do the packing this morning rather than tonight. Ronnie was a lovely guy and as we journeyed through the countryside he told about the chattel houses, wooden single story houses built on loose bricks so they could be relocated to another village if required - hence the saying when you move goods & chattels!

We stopped at one of these original houses which the current owner has painted bright colours but traditionally they were always painted grey.

As we drove through sugar plantations we learnt how there is now just one plantation in Barbados, so many have closed down and the land developed for commercial use.

We had several stops at viewpoints overlooking the Atlantic coast including
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the famous area at Bathsheba.

Before returning to the ship we enjoyed a complimentary rum punch at the newly renovated boutique Atlantis hotel. Many years ago the property was known as the railway station hotel but the railway has long gone.

As we sipped our rum punch on the louvred verandah it was another ideal opportunity to snap a photo or two.

I have endeavoured to remember all the tips given by Ronnie today regarding composing your photographs but I still have a lot to learn.





Back on board, I met David for a drink in the observatory bar and we watched the sun setting on another great visit to the Caribbean. We leave Barbados Thursday evening that is of course there is no cancellation or delay to our inbound flight.


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Unoccupied Chattle house
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Through the garden gate !
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One of many gulleys
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Across the Atlantic
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Another beautiful tree
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View from Barclay Park
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Bathsheba
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Rum punch at Atlantis hotel.
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A room with a view
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View from Atlantis hotel bar
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Atlantic Ocean
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Love all these natural textures
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Bathsheba
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Beautiful sunset from top deck of Braemar
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End to a lovely day
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Farewell Barbados.


1st March 2018

Wonderful trip !
Thank you as always for your marvellous photographs and information. Hope David's foot has improved. Dreadful snowy conditions here so I do hope your flight is delayed for at least a week :) :) Ruth xx
2nd March 2018

Thank you
Hi, we are now back safe & sound in chilly Bishop's Stortford. I arranged assistance for David on arrival in Gatwick. He is able to walk but of course very slowly with his Blister, remember he had a blister on our Balmoral cruise and we named it Bertie, well this one we banged Big Bertie. It's healing well and Dr. on the ship was brilliant. We just have to continue to have dressing changed now back home. Xx

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