January 10th, 2012 – Bridgetown, Barbados

Day 5

Barbados, like Dominica, is a former British colony. The island nation has about 270,000 citizens, 70,000 of whom live in the capital Bridgetown, which was named for the two bridges which cross a small man-made waterway which was created to float ships in, tilt them on their side and scrape the hulls. Unlike Dominica, Barbados is a coral rather than volcanic island, with many beautiful beaches – one of which we visited in the afternoon.

 

 

 

The beach wore us out, or maybe it was residual effects from the snorkeling the day before – in any case, it was an early dinner and early bedtime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the LIFE!

4 thoughts on “January 10th, 2012 – Bridgetown, Barbados”

  1. John and Sally –
    Had dinner with Candy tonight and she told me about the site. Read all the entries…how amazing! And how lucky we are that you are taking us along with you via this website. Can’t wait to see the world along with you!!
    Take care and keep posting!
    Nana

  2. Looks an awful lot like heaven! Sunny and 13 degrees here in WI today (yes you read that right); had a great time sledding w/the kids, but (ahem) yours looks better!

    So glad you guys are safe and NOT run aground off the coast of Italy today–did news of that ship make it to you? Thinking of you and so glad you’re still upright!

    Love you!

    1. Our next port is Recife, Brazil which we have been told is like the Venice of South America – we shall see.
      News of the ship grounding in Italy spread very rapidly around this ship within moments of it hitting CNN.
      Stay warm!
      Sally

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