Paddle boarding has become really popular in Barbados, and is offered at most of the popular beaches and hotels. Yesterday there were paddle boarding competitions held at the Barbados Cruising Club on Pebbles Beach. Over the course of the morning there were races for juniors, families, women, men and elite. My paddle boarding skills aren’t […]
Category: Life in Barbados
Picnic at Bathsheba
Bathsheba is one of the most beautiful spots in Barbados, and an obvious location for a picnic with friends. For the children there are lots of rock pools to investigate and boulders to clamber over, whilst the grown ups relax on the grass.
The smack of leather on willow
I’m not an especially big cricket fan, but I do enjoy watching the occasional match. I tend to think of cricket as a quintessentially English sporting pastime, the soundtrack to the traditional English summer if you will. However, once you experience cricket in the Caribbean, you realise just how perfectly suited to the climate, the […]
I’m not a great one for lying on the beach, soaking up the rays with a trashy novel; I tend to want to get in the water as soon as possible, and stay there for as long as possible. When I’m not in the water I soon get restless and feel the urge to grab […]
There’s actually a motorcycle club in Barbados, the Tridents MC. However, after seeing their President at the Holetown Festival parade, I suspect they’re not quite as scary and nefarious as the bikers on Sons of Anarchy.
A stroll at Martin’s Bay
We headed down to Martin’s Bay for a walk on the beach after school. As stunning as Barbados’ platinum west coast is, for me you can’t beat the east coast. Dramatic, rugged and so invigorating.
Classic cars in Barbados
There are a surprising number of classic cars in Barbados (quite impressive considering the corrosive sea air and terrible roads), and we went along to one of the regular shows this weekend. There were some beautiful cars on display, from as far back as the 1940s, but I must admit to getting most excited about […]
Reeds Bay afternoon
It’s easy to miss Reeds Bay, but it’s well worth seeking out. It’s on the west coast of Barbados, and it’s never busy – head north past John Moore’s Bar and park up just after the church. You might not be able to rent a sun lounger, but you can probably buy a cold drink. […]
Selling lobster at Bath beach
Bath beach is one of my favourite spots in Barbados, one of the less well-known gems that tends to attracts Bajans rather than tourists. The waves can be big, but the water’s warm and there’s plenty of shade. After we’d had a dip, around 3pm, some fishermen came and displayed the octopus, fish and live […]