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Touring Barbados

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View Five Visits to Barbados & Bermuda on greatgrandmaR's travel map.

Farley Hill decorated for Bajan Independance Day - Barbados

Farley Hill decorated for Bajan Independance Day - Barbados

We had such a good time in Bermuda on Thanksgiving 1995 (and successfully evaded the question about whose house we would spend Thanksgiving at) that I looked around for another island to spend Thanksgiving of 1996. I settled on Barbados because it looked like a safe place to visit with a lot of interesting places to see. I got a lot of books out of the library including "Don't Stop the Carnival" by Herman Wouk (which helped give my husband the proper attitude for the Caribbean), and the journal written by one of the first white indentured servant settlers. I made reservations for the Edgewater Inn over the internet. They were having a surfing competition on Bathsheba beach at the time and some of the surfers stayed at the Edgewater. The east coast in general has a lot of rocks and undertow and swimming is not safe in a lot of places. But it is cooler and quieter on the east coast.

On this trip, the photos were taken by a point and shoot film camera.

Subsequently, we came by cruise ship - twice in 2006 on the Holland American line Maasdam, once the following year (2007) on the NCL Pearl , and the last time on the Maasdam in 2013 . By this time I had a digital camera.


Posted by greatgrandmaR 17:00 Archived in Barbados

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