The Palm Garden Hotel
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Yesterday we arrived in Bridgetown Barbados, sharing the dock with 3 other cruise ships, all of which were much much bigger than ours - as always. We farewelled around 150 passengers here including our new friends from Orange County, before venturing out for the day.
We wandered the city and took in the sights, delighting in all the Bob Marley look-alikes and marvelling at the friendliness and ...
... offers us her umbrella - how thoughtful and kind. Just sums up people in Barbados really. Just another one of the many reasons why we want to live here.
Ruth is back just in time to get unto the bus. But this bus is going to St Albans not Oistins so we get off in Holetown to change buses.
Oh how convenient, we're opposite Surfisde and there's more than enough time for a quick drink. As we walk in there's Mark our ...
... to which we are becoming accustomed.
After a super three hours our lady taxi driver came and collected us and brought us back to the port. There was a most opulent yacht tied up next to Aurora - Tatoosh which has just about everything on board including a helicopter. It is owned by the chap who now runs Microsoft and is for sale - it's only £162m!!
Now looking forward to the next stop which is Curaçao on ...
... plants and flowers. We stopped at St John's church which was very old and had plaques and memorials dating back to the earliest settlement. It has a lovely position high on a hill top looking over the ocean. The graveyard has the best views and is in a beautiful and peaceful setting. We also went to a rum shop at the top of a hill where there were some nice grounds and views right up the east coast of ...
... honest I don't think I'd ever want to go on a RCI cruise; their ships are far too big and one of them holds over 6,000 passengers and 3,000 crew - far too crowded and impersonal. I prefer smaller ships like the Braemar.
Looked in the mirror to see if I could see any more grey hairs or wrinkles, but all I could see was the few extra pounds I'd put on this last fortnight with all the fine food, champagne and goodness knows how many ...