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Published: March 1st 2018
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
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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