Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day 8 - Bridgetown, Babados

We did arrive into Bridgetown, Barbados at 7 am .
After breakfast we went up on the sun deck for soem sun,  before we went into Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados.
We docked in an industrial harbor. First we had to take a free shuttle bus from the ship into the terminal building.

From here you could either take a taxi for 2 US$ p.p. or take a 15 minute walk into the town - we decided to take the walk. (photo).
We walked along the sea - a rather hot day, so we tried to keep us in the shade. 

There was Sunday closed, The city was interesting - church, old houses and the bridge which has given the city name (photo).

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. Landmarks of interest are the smaller canal in the centre of the city, named the Careenage, a.k.a. "Constitution River" with the board walk. Chamberlain Bridge spanning the Careenage.
National Heroes Square (formerly Trafalgar Square) with The Lord Nelson Statue and Fountain Garden, Parliament Building,
Independence Square and The Independence Arch and Parliament Buildings of Barbados. The Cathedral Church of Saint Michael and All Angels, The St. Mary's Anglican Church and
The St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral.

Back on the ship at 1 pm - again today lunch on the balcony and read until we were sailing at 5pm
Now it has become a tradition to follow the exit from North Star Bar - so we enjoyed a glass of wine while we were leaving Barbados 5pm.

We had dinner in the Asian restaurant Silk - probably the best dinner of the trip - a selection of appetizers, grilled lobster, followed by tea. Here is the link to get pictures.
We sailed north, sat on our balcony with a glass of red wine and looked at the lights from the many islands we passed. just before bedtime we passed Fort-de-France in Martinique.