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My birthday began at 01:30 when we woke up to make our last minute preparations to depart Georgetown on the 05:35 Caribbean Airlines flight. Much to our chagrin, the previous afternoon the motor pool supervisor told us our pick-up was scheduled for 02:30 because the motor pool driver had to pick up another passenger at 02:45 for the same flight. It seems that every time we have shared a ride to the airport, we are always on the verge ...
... take Barbados for their own but failed.
Admiral Horatio Nelson stayed in the harbour here while the nelson Dockyard was bering built in Antigua.
In 1778 the british were defeated on US soil and retreated to the Barbados & Antigua because of all the garrison forts on both islands.
From here we went to see the changing og the Sentry which is made up of retired military personel and Queen victoria picked out the uniforms back in 1858 for the freed slaves in the W. ...
... have no communication with them. Pretty tough all told!
Had got a feel for the lay of the land on the flight over the North, lots of mainly wooded (jungled) hills with lower flatter levels given over to agriculture or the urban sprawl of Port of Spain, the capital. Could even see the massive traffic jam I would hit on the way into town from the airport!
Was a long slow journey to ...
... against police policy to photograph a police station. Security against terrorism is everywhere and since we believe that steps need to be taken to secure our cities, we immediately stopped photographing the station. But it was a cool subject.
Just down the street on the opposite side of the street from us was The Red Building. It is in the process of being renovated. The Red Building was constructed in 1844. In preparation of Queen Victoria’s ...
... park area, and some lovely old buildings which included the old fire station, library, and the fire house. We also headed out for the botanical gardens, which were established in 1818, but gave up as it was too hot and humid to continue. An interesting thing….we were unable to find a real super market (we found a small grocery store but it ...