My two friends (since primary school) walking the beach…
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Friday, July 28, 2006
The first thing that comes to mind when you think of a sea bath is DAY TIME and SUNSHINE. But here in Barbados a sea bath is anytime of the day, particularly at night. This is such a big thing here that folk silhouette the beach at night. The water is warm at nights and you can have a good soak.
Bring lots of friends and you are sure to have a good time.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Sooner or later I am going to get around to taking some pictures. Until then let me go get coconut water from the fridge. I am thirsty.
I am always amazed how the pan players can get such sweet sounds from something a mundane as an oil drum.
My water bottle now has warm water. The sun is baking everything. The tourist, however, do not seem to mind if it melts their shoes. They love it.
Well, needless to say, the steel pan music is now blaring throughout Bridgetown (Barbados’s capital). The folk are dancing and having fun. I am now on my 3rd snow- cone in an effort to combat the heat. I am trying to take a few pictures. I am dancing as well. All I can say for sure is that STEEL PAN music sweet.
My grandmother (father’s mother) is 90 something years old. No one except my aunt seems to know what number it is. But I believe no one cares as long as she here every year when we come seeking relaxation.
Grand, as she is called, real name is Gwendolyn. She is always happy to see you and thank God she still has the mental capacity to be conversant and remember. All her faculties are functioning.
So my family here in Barbados is close knit and they all live together in this huge house. To be honest, I cannot remember when my father, aunt (father’s sister), cousin (father sister’s daughter), grandmother, and my uncle (father’s brother), did not live in the same house.
My uncles, however, pass away last summer I was here. What an uncle he was. He was always a loving person. He carried the conversation always. And even though his schooling was not the best he was a walking dictionary and could always have a conversation about what was going on in the world. I miss him.
My only negative was the fact all my camera gear was in the overhead compartment. And since I had the window seat, I felt it to intrusive to be asking the passengers next to me to move. What I do need is small point and shoot camera for these special occasions. If that was the case I would have had some beautiful aerial shots of Barbados.