January 10th, 2012 – Bridgetown, Barbados
Barbados, like Dominica, is a former British colony. The island nation has about 270,000 citizens, 70,000 of whom live in the capital Bridgetown, which was named for the two bridges which cross a small man-made waterway which was created to float ships in, tilt them on their side and scrape the hulls. Unlike Dominica, Barbados is a coral rather than volcanic island, with many beautiful beaches – one of which we visited in the afternoon.
The beach wore us out, or maybe it was residual effects from the snorkeling the day before – in any case, it was an early dinner and early bedtime.