Honeymoon day 11 – Barbados

Today we arrived in the Caribbean at Barbados. There were 3 cruise oships visiting that day, our ship was the smallest this was huge 3000 passengers I heard. It had a massive TV screen on the top deck and even a water slide!

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This was just outside the harbour it looks like a wreck to me but a local told me its not, I don’t think I believed him.

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Here’s a colourful local bar which was at the marina hence all the maritime flags.

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Banks is the main beer in Barbados, the only beer that’s made on the island. I tried it ans it was a light larger with a slight  sort of German pills taste.

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We were booked to do a snorkeling tour with the turtles from a sailing catarmaran

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All aboard and set sail!

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Here are the 3 cruise ships in port. Ours is the small one on the right and the huge mega ship is the one with the weird T shape funnel on the top.

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Sitting on the mesh on the front when going over the water was fun.

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Snorkeling with the giant turtles was fun. The guides fed them with fish to lure them within touching distance. I’ve not snorkeled in a while, I swallowed 2 mouthfuls of sea water, yuk.

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As you can see the water is so blue and the water temperature was 27 degrees.

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This is a good photo, Sanna spraying the guy working on the boat 🙂

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Blue warm water.

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Mount Gay rum is made in Barbados and it is really cheap. After the snorkeling I tried a local Banks beer and then they kept making me Mount Gay fruit rum punches.

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They kept making doubles and after the 45 minute sail back listening to chilled out music that really suited being on a sail boat in the Caribbean, I was quite drunk.

This is Thomas the captain who is also Barbadian but is white, he said only 4% of Barbadians are white. He was interesting to talk to, to ask about life on the island and sailing this boat for 14 years now, taking out tourists each day.

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After the snorkeling we went to the Mount Gay rum distillery. The tours were now closed but I bought a huge 1.75 extra old rum for only $38. The rum is so cheap here.

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One more look at that massive ship in the harbour, it was huge!

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