Animal Flower Cave

Animal Flower Cave

We have been having a short pre-Christmas break at Ocean View and decided to drag ourselves away from the beach yesterday and take a short excursion to see the Animal Flower Cave at the northern tip of the island (just 9 miles from Ocean View). It was well worth the trip and we thought merited a few words here.

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Crop Over

Crop Over

Originally a celebration to mark the end of the sugar cane harvest, Crop Over is an eagerly awaited feature on the Barbados calendar with many ex-pat Bajans returning to the island in time for the finale on the first Monday of August – Grand Kadooment. Kadooment Day is a public holiday in Barbados and on Monday 5th August we were lucky enough to be in town to join (or at least witness) the festivities. 

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A Turtle Encounter

A Turtle Encounter

Yesterday we had a wonderful turtle encounter. As we stood at the water’s edge on Mullins beach we saw the shadow of a turtle no more than 20 feet from the shore. At a guess it was relatively young at around 2 feet long and it was very happy to potter in the shallow water, coming up for a gulp of air every five minutes or so.

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