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Friday, March 14, 2014
After our ship left St. Lucia yesterday, we sailed south between St. Lucia and St. Vincent, south of Cape Moule a Chique. We went southeast across the Tobago Basin to Barbados.
Though we've never been to Barbados, and not knowing anything at all about it (I've always thought of it as kind of scary) we decide to do our own thing. We even have a plan. Yes, we are slow learners. Hahaha!
After a ...
... them Henry and Phil had 11.
But there's more. In their replica rum bar we have a rum cocktail made with Passoa. It was fab.
As we emerge feeling a lovely rum glow, Andy is ready to take us to Bridgetown for lunch. We need it to soak up the drink.
Omara and Phil buy a couple of Barbados caps to keep off the amazingly sunshine and we decide to lunch at the Waterfront where the boats and catamarans are berthed. ...
... the briefing, they took Leslie and the kids to our muster station. I stopped at the shore excursion desk to buy tickets for the behind the scenes tour of the ship scheduled for our sea day. I skipped the muster station tour because there were only 16 tickets available for the tour. I wanted to make sure we got ours.
We went to the aft of deck 10, one deck above the lido deck. We stood there waiting to see the ship pull away ...
... lobby was open air and you can see the large banquet hall on the lower level. We were welcomed with rum punch (the first of many on this trip). After a quick check into our rooms, we were hungry so we had a late lunch at one of the onsite buffet areas -- the Waterfront Grill. The food was just standard all-inclusive resort fare (burgers, hot dogs, french fries, a meat entree, fish, rice, desserts). The ...
... cuisine. Maybe they are from somewhere else, but I have never had a roti. Moira and Bill had told us to sample them before we left the island, so we got down to it. A roti is a curry mix wrapped in a huge flat bread (think tortilla, Chipotle size). I had a potato curry in my warp and Kim went for a pumpkin, chick pea mix. It was delicious, not to mention huge. We'll both be eating more of it tomorrow. I recommend it if you're in the ...