For the past 5 days we have been in Barbados, staying at a hotel to witness Rob’s cousin’s marriage. We flew over from the tiny airport at Castries, very close to the marina where we are moored. It was just a short hop and saved bashing into the wind and waves, as the weather isn’t good for this direction at the moment.
We made the most of the lovely surroundings and all inclusive food and drink but the latter almost required a new dress as I squeezed into the one I planned to wear! Definitely going to exercise more and eat less for a while. We had thought our new lifestyle was going to make it easier to keep slim but our swimming tends to be floating in the water whilst snorkelling and we eat too many snacks with the sundowners!
It was a relaxed ceremony, just the 4 of us and the vicar under an arch of flowers and Rob managed not to lose the rings. Champagne followed, then cake, photos on the beach and a delicious meal in the evening at Champers restaurant on the beach further down the coast.
We toured the island on Wednesday and walked around Bridgetown, so in a quick visit we have done our best to get a flavour of the island. Everyone is very friendly and the only issue we had is the lack of signposts along the roads. But at least that meant we got to see a bit more of the island than planned 🙂
Last night we got the local bus, just 1 US$ each, to Oistins for Fish Friday. It was a great evening, lots of tourists and locals mingling with plenty of food, drink and music late into the night. Lots of room to sit at the benches near the stalls which sold grilled fish, lobster, prawn kebabs and chicken with macaroni cheese and rice. A few craft stalls were set up along the beach as well. There was an amazing atmosphere and we can thoroughly recommend it.
The racecourse is nearby and today there is a meeting, so we will wander up after lunch. Then it is back to the airport and on to St Lucia.