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Jan 20, 2017 - Ninja Turtles

We have travelled from Port Lauderdale to Barbados. The temperature is getting warmer and warmer. 28 degrees yesterday and the sea temperature is the same. We have enjoyed our sea days with a lecture from Katie Adie who was excellent, fantastic evening entertainment and relaxing in the sun. Ian sang in the karaoke night and did rather well. Today we docked in Barbados at 7am. We were with three other cruise ships so a very busy port. Our outing today was on a catamaran to snorkel with turtles. It was warm sunny day and the crew were very...

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Mar 26, 2016 - Barbados

You may be disappointed, or more probably delighted, that for reasons of time and prohibitive ship's WIFI charges, I have been obliged to consolidate my daily reports into this single entry covering the trip from Antigua down to Barbados via a varied collection of French and English Caribbean islands. Now we are not committed to the practice of seeing the world from a ship but some parts of the world make this the most convenient manner of covering the territory. I would make the observation that this did not apply to our fellow travellers,...

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Jan 24, 2016 - Barbados

We were up just in time to stand on the balcony and watch as our ship docked in Barbados. When Marilyn & I sat together with our morning coffee, we were delighted to see another large ship approaching the Pier. It was the Queen Mary 2. (Queen Mary 2) After a breakfast in the Buffet, we were ready to join Eddie & Jan for a tour of the Island. A lady cab driver named Merleen was our guide this morning and a fine tour it was! All eight people who were in that small Van enjoyed the tour. We learned a great deal about the population and culture...

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Nov 12, 2014 - Barbados

I am up at 6:00 up to the Serenity deck with a cup of coffee and a roil as we are heading to Bridgetown the main city on the island of Barbados, watch the ship dock then it is down for breakfast before heading off the ship. I am off the ship at 8:30 and get a van with four couples to explore the island, we head across the island to Bathsheba stopping to watch the waves come in, then on around the island making several stops along the way, one of them was at Paradise Beach, where we leave two couples and head on back to Bridgetown. I go to a...

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Apr 17, 2014 - Bridgetown, Barbados

4/17 – 4/22 In five days and 2340 miles we arrived at our first Caribbean stop - Bridgetown, Barbados. Along the way, we finally entered Eastern Daylight Savings Time. We did not figure it out exactly, but we had approximately 27 time changes. A couple half hours and, around South America, we set the clock forward once before continuing to set the clock back. All in all we gained a whole day’s worth of sleep. On one of the days, the ship had a talent show and both of us sang in the choir. Ken also sang a South African song. In Bridgetown we...

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Apr 14, 2014 - April 14, 2014 – Bridgetown, Barbados

April 14, 2014 – Bridgetown, Barbados Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of Barbados. Formerly, the town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of St. Michael. The city was established by the British in 1628 following their settlement at James Town in Virginia. Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics and convention center in the Caribbean region. Although the island was totally abandoned or uninhabited when the British landed...

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Mar 14, 2014 - Barbados

Friday, Barbados The Caribs, The Arawaks, and The Portugese had all inhabited Barbados, but when The British settled there in 1627 it was deserted. The island became independent in 1966, after more than 300 years of British rule. Barbados is the easternmost island in the Caribbean. The capital city is Bridgetown facing the Caribbean Sea. The east coast faces the Atlantic Ocean. The Island is below the hurricane belt. The population is 285,653 (2010). We learned that there are 12,000 rum shops (bars) on the island, so draw your own...

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Mar 3, 2013 - Bridgetown, Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados – Sunday and everything was closed so nothing else for it but off to yet another beautiful beach. We took a taxi with a couple from Toronto and sat back and enjoyed the beautiful sand and sea. We were there early so it gradually got busier and busier. We took the local bus back to town and walked around the empty streets. There are some nice colonial buildings there. Barbados is the easternmost of the Caribbean Islands, settled by the Portuguese in 1536. They decided not to settle here and then in 1627 along came the...

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Amazon Cruise 2013

Feb 25, 2013 - Barbados Bound

In Barbados today, one of our favourite places, which we have visited several times. The ship docked in Bridgetown and there we caught a catamaran for a trip along the coast to swim and snorkel. That particular part of the coast is very pretty and it is there that many celeribities have homes. These include Cliff Richard, Cilla Black, Simon Cowell and Wayne Rooney to name but a few. We realised that our favourite beach for snorkelling was just a few yards from Cilla’s gaffe and as we stopped near there we were able to walk along the beach...

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The Woods at Large

Nov 30, 2012 - Plantations and Rum

In Barbados I had the chance to either visit a rum distillery or Cococabana Beach. I have to say that the rum distillery won. I was never much a rum drinker before this trip but it is growing on me. More so the daquiries are becoming a drink of choice. After being shown around the property which was once a sugar cane plant, we tasted a number of rums that unfortunately are not available in Australia and it was impracticle for me to carry them with me :( We then made our way to an old plantation house that was dressed as though it was the...

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Finding Cheryl 2012

Mar 18, 2012 - Bridgetown, Barbados

*easternmost of the Caribbean Islands; part of the Windward Island Group *they claim to have the healthiest people because of the healthiest air and lifestyle *discovered and named by the Portuguese (NOT Columbus! Imagine that) *got its independence from Great Britain in 1986 *thriving economy; among the most developed countries in the Caribbean; Barbados dollar *densely populated; sugar still an important export product here *Barbadian rum among the finest and oldest in the world *rolling terrain of limestone hills and terraces; very...

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Carol-IvanTravels

Feb 19, 2012 - Barbados: Plantocracy or The English Way

After a six week voyage over what he would describe as a ‘A Fickle & Merciliss Ocean’, it is on November 2nd 1751 that George Washington and his half brother Lawrence arrive in Bridgetown Barbados. 19 year old George is accompanying his older brother, who has tuberculosis and hopes that the warm climate and excellent doctors on the island will help cure the disease. (Because, although you would be hard put to imagine that today, Bridgetown in the 1750s is on a par with Boston and even London, as it is a hub for the maritime traffic from...

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