Which island would you prefer? They all offer some of the same amazing people, water and fun but each one has a flavor all it's own.
From the amount of "sticks" out there in the bay, we can see that spring in this island is popular but not seriously crowded. If you do not want to run into another person, you can avoid crowds easily. If you want friendly party time, that's easy to find too! You can charter a sailboat for the day or year or anytime in between, jetski, windsurf,power boat,kayak or raft.
Dining at local island restaurants is elegant or primitive, you can take your choice of any kind of option you can think of. We enjoyed dining on or in the water as much as possible and had tours take us to merchants cooking on oil drum roasters along the roads selling everything from hot cinnamon nut rolls in the morning ( you can smell them miles away, yum) to fresh fish or barbeque. Often we just found a beach like the one below and walked or swam until we found a vendor or stand selling drinks and snacks or meals. Usually we decided to go back into the blue ocean with our lunch or dinner and enjoyed them right among the gentle waves.
Around every corner and through every grain of sand you find sunshine, breezes and the bright blue turquoise that tells you the Caribbean Sea is the treasure you have found.
Sparsely populated beaches often have a small crowd for a few hours but then you can be the only one on a beach the next minute. Seashell hunters will find shells and mate hunters may find the catch of their dreams.
Are you getting our point yet? Beaches, boats, fresh air, relaxation is what we want to offer here today .
So clean you can see the bottom clearly. The water looks light green when you are in this spot but it is aqua blue from a few feet on shore.
Notice the clusters of little neighborhoods and the lack of urban sprawl ,below.
Or maybe to crew????
If you are really a lucky one, you may already be reading this from the boat you have lived aboard since the 1970's. You know who you are.
Whether in St.Lucia, Antigua, Barbuda or Barbados you get to see the bluest blues from all angles and vistas. The green tin roof on the left shown here only serves to heighten the colors around it and contrast with the soft white clouds and sails drifting by.
Orchids are air plants and the clean air in these islands makes them as happy as we are.
Now we have climbed a hill and ditched the ride so we will sit in the shade for a while and then go to the beach as soon as possible. Exploring these islands on foot, by sea or wheels we try to figure out over which hill has the best beach.
Another view from the heavenly cradle and a tall ship , probably a Windjammer Cruise, drifts into view. Is it coming or going? I bet they wish it would never leave.
Pretty much the pictorial definition of Caribbean Colonial architecture.
He has the tall ship and the ferry crews beat in terms of job satisfaction!!!
Look at these footprints in the sand. Were they running for the rum punch or staggering back to shore after sipping their drinks in the sea?
We prefer not to ask what happened to it. It is more romantic to make up our own story.
Red,purple,fuschia, lime green and white might not look so fabulous in mainland locales but here it means happy.
We like to eat what the owner suggests and rarely become displeased with their suggestions. We tell them fresh and local makes us happiest.
No mater if you just buy an ice cold bottled water or a beer or a meal, who would not be ecstatic to just be here? It defines that word happiness.
The British Airways Concorde has even come to Barbados to retire in splendor,as seen below. Here we catch a bite another time. Some days you just ache for linen napkins and tablecloths after days of sand and plastic cups in the waves.
So many beautiful pieces of art to choose from, we decided on a two foot high carved Bajan ( that means something or someone from Barbados) native man that sits on a ledge or shelf. He is painted bright Bajan colors and holding a coconut.
Every day we look at him and remember our island vacations, and the beautiful people of those islands.
When you have enough sunshine you can perch a chair under an umbrella or a shelter. Hopefully you will catch a nap and dream of coming here again.
Our next post will be about the fun sights to see in Nevis, Turks and Caicos, and the Virgin Islands.
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