We have a leisurely breakfast this morrning since our tour is starting later this morning. We have been to Barbados before, in 1993, but do not remember much about it. We dock at the commercial port about a mile from downtown Bridgetown and go ashore for our 4x4 safari.
Our tour is in the back of a truck with five, fairly comfortable, seats down each side facing inward. Dick draws a tailgate seat and off we go. The driver is talking to us over a PA system and all we can do is try to see what he is talking about as we whiz by it. If you are facing the left side, you can see some of that and vice versa for the right side. But, there is a hard top and a rolled up curtain so you can’t see up and out. Bummer! Our first point of interest is Gun Hill, the highest of the 40 signal forts built by the English in the 1700's on hills around the island.
We return to the port check out the tourist shops in the terminal, find two pins for Jack’s collection and head in for lunch. Our plan is to go to a beach for a swim and there is one not too far away. After checking into it decide the transportation is a little iffy and we do not want to walk back so we pass and go for a swim in the ship’s pool...much easier!
Carolyn rest and works on the blog and the pictures the rest of the afternoon. Dick goes to Trivia. Later we go the Horizon lounge for drinks and have a nice visit with the two dance hosts and a lady from France. Dinner is rather lackluster tonight. We are learning that we really get tired of ship’s food after so long on the ship. Carolyn goes to the after dinner show starring the "Original Platters" actually it is only a couple of the originals singers and some new talent, but they sing the songs that were favorites when from high school days. It is a great show, to bad Dick missed it!