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Barbados

Back from our weeks holiday with a few photos to share with you!

We identified Barbados as somewhere to escape to together, nearly thirty years ago. This year we got there at last, the flight being only five and a half hours from New York. It’s a beautiful island and we stayed in a lovely hotel on the West Coast.

Beachmm

Hibiscusunedited

(hibiscus)

Last week we heard that seaweed was being washed up in smelly heaps on the sand, so we weren’t sure what to expect. Luckily the worst was over, although there was still some to be seen on the East Coast.

BarbadosEastmm

The advice was to use it on the fields so it was being removed regularly and wasn’t a problem.

I loved the brightly painted wooden houses and cafes. Apparently the government gives out brightly coloured paint to the poorer home owners, to keep the island looking fresh and clean. They also get a rebate if they plant and keep their gardens at the front trimmed and tidy. Such common sense really gets everyone pulling together.

Colourfulcafemm

I thought you might like to see the school uniforms for sale in the department store 🙂

Uniforms

It rained some, welcome respite from the searing heat and sun. On a tour of the island we discovered sheep without wool. (I thought they were goats). No need for a woollen coat here!

Sheepnowool

We were lucky enough to be on the beach when some turtles hatched out, the turtle patrol were called to oversee their safety and helped dig out the eggs.

Turtlesmm

Amazing! We also booked a fun half day snorkeling over wrecks and swimming with some larger turtles.

Such a lovely inspiring week, now back to some projects!!!!

 

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6 comments on “Barbados

  1. salpal1
    September 20, 2015

    wow – sounds like a lovely place. Pix are beautiful.

    • mandymunroe
      September 21, 2015

      Lovely, and the safest, friendliest, Caribbean island we’ve visited so far 🙂

  2. tialys
    September 21, 2015

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Some great photos too – I love those school uniforms – navy, grey or bottle green just wouldn’t look right in Barbados would they?

    • mandymunroe
      September 21, 2015

      ……and I think there would be a riot if kids were made to wear sailor suits and pinafores in England! We did have a great time thanks, over too quickly.

  3. KerryCan
    September 21, 2015

    What an amazing trip this looks like! Baby turtles!! Your photos capture the beauty!

    • mandymunroe
      September 21, 2015

      I was amazed at how many hatched – about 40, maybe more. Very special.

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