The Crane Residential Resort
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is the easternmost of the Caribbean islands, and is technically in
the Atlantic Ocean. An excursion to Bathsheba on the rugged eastern
shore leaves no doubt about the vast forces of the Atlantic,
unchecked for nearly 3,000 miles between there and the coast of Cape
island is full of sweeping natural vistas, from rippling fields of
sugar cane in ...
As always we have a leisurely start to the day. We're on the countdown now as Ruth and Malcolm leave on Sunday and we go on Thursday. We just keep talking about how fast the time has gone and we're not ready to go home. Mum doesn't want to leave at all.
Over breakfast we exchange stories of our experiences of the two restaurants we went to last night - both very different of course.
It's a beach day ...
... even added a fair bit of social commentary as he pointed out the differences between the wealthy foreigners who were gobbling up primo beachfront properties while driving up the cost of living, and the locals- many of whom were still living in former slave homes (since they couldn't own land, slaves built homes on a stack of stones so they could move the house easily).
Back to the ship just in time to catch the ...
... restaurants and shops, colorful fishing boats and fishing charters, marks the place where the old sailing ships were tilted over and careened, so their bottoms could be scraped. This is the area where Barbados' famous, colorful wooden flying fish boats were once anchored between their trips out to sea. The boats have moved but are still nearby at the marina between Bridgetown and the cruise terminal.
Today the original bridge has been replaced with a stone bridge that has ...
... on the menu) and then worked on getting my journal up to date, which it now is! About 12.15 Miami time which means it's 1.15 in Barbados I think so we should be landing within an hour.
Plane arrived on time, but getting through immigration took almost as long as the flight. It seemed like every plane into Barbados had arrived simultaneously. Getting a taxi was much quicker, although somewhat disorganised – there didn't seem to be a line and the taxi ...