Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Coral Island Barbados

My visa expired and I decided to visit Barbados for a week. On recommendation by Thomas en Johness Pinion I made a booking to stay with Jo and Bert Peck who has a quest house on the Island. I left Trinidad Monday and was met by Jo and Bert at the airport. They immediately welcomed me with open arms and so a week of relaxation began. Jo and Bert went out of their way to make my stay as pleasant as possible, took me on a motor tour around the Island and introduced me to their friends. We visited several pubs and restaurants. If anyone is looking for a fantastic holiday, I can recommend the Pecks. They have a very comfortable quest house 5 minutes walk from a beautiful beach were one can swim and snorkel. Their contact details are
The Island of Barbados is a coral Island with white sandy beaches and a lot of diving and snorkeling sites. The water is warm and very clean and clear.It is the far most easterly Island of the Caribbean chain but unfortunately don't cater for yachts. With a population of approximately 270,000 on a land area of 166sq miles it is not crowded but as with Trinidad there are to many cars on the roads. Well known personalities own property on the Island. There are three towns, Speightstown, Holetown and the capital Bridgetown. The English came to the Island in 1605 and there is a beautiful old church in Holetown built in 1626.
All in all I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit Barbados and to have met the very friendly people of this pearl in the Caribbean.
Thats all for now

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