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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

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
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Central America Caribbean » Barbados February 21st 2016

Geo: 13.1597, -59.5514Barbados is one of those destinations that conjures all sorts of exotic images. It is a favoured winter holiday destination for many British holidaymakers seeking to escape the sharp bite of winters back home. We sail into the port at Bridgetown a little after 7am and dock alongside a sleek expensive looking private yacht called Ice. Apparently it was owned by a Russian billionaire and won super yacht of the year 2006. I can certainly see why.We have a fairly early tour booked and so we are up and breakfasting by 7am. Our tour starts at 8.30 and so after eating we head out of the ship. There is a shuttle bus to carry people to the cruise terminal but as we have time we decide to walk the short distance along the harbour ... read more
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St. John's church
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Central America Caribbean » Barbados February 21st 2016

Geo: 13.1597, -59.5514Barbados is one of those destinations that conjures all sorts of exotic images. It is a favoured winter holiday destination for many British holidaymakers seeking to escape the sharp bite of winters back home. We sail into the port at Bridgetown a little after 7am and dock alongside a sleek expensive looking private yacht called Ice. Apparently it was owned by a Russian billionaire and won super yacht of the year 2006. I can certainly see why.We have a fairly early tour booked and so we are up and breakfasting by 7am. Our tour starts at 8.30 and so after eating we head out of the ship. There is a shuttle bus to carry people to the cruise terminal but as we have time we decide to walk the short distance along the harbour ... read more
Reef rock
St. John's church
Barbados saying




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