This is the view of the wharf as you enter the canal that leads into the centre of Bridgetown. We dinghy in and tie up just under the first bridge.
It is a very historic spot with the former parliament buildings just opposite where we land the dock Nagy.
Tourism is king in the Barbados and we have to run the gauntlet of the taxi drivers when we head into town. We are perceived as cruise ship customers and are constantly asked are you going back to the ship, do you need a taxi? We had a chance to head up the western edge of the island to day and explore a spot called Speightstown. We took a $2 bus instead of a $50 taxi, it was a very noisy ride with music running in the background but a very annoying disc jockey hollering at the top of his lungs rap lyrics or promotional jingles, we must be getting old.
This is a typical Bajun home. It is pretty tiny, very colourfully painted and there is not a lot of space between it and the neighbor.
As we tried to find our way back t the highway to catch the bus back to Bridgetown we came upon a track meet, or a field day. Youngsters were standing with their classmates, being cajoled by their teachers and they were cheering the on the runners. Here is the leader of the race we watched, she is headed into the finish line in fine form.
Our lap top computer we bought in Florida, has developed a wonky LED screen. We took it in to be repaired, so we will stay here until that issue is resolved. Then we will head for whatever Caribbean Island gives us the cheapest rate for getting the boat hauled. We have not painted the bottom since we left Canada and going down the ICW we scraped a lot of painted off the keel. It is time for new paint. At the moment Grenada is winning the price war but we have a few more quotes to come back to us.