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Thursday, November 11, 2010


Yesterday, we stopped at the island of Barbados which is called Little England by some of the inhabitants and visitors.  It was settled by the English back in the 1600s and became independent in 1966.  I really enjoyed our stop in Barbados.  I'm not sure if it was because our guide was so good or if the island really is something special.  Either way, I'm interested in going back for a longer stay to explore more of this great island.  Alexander and I got to venture out on own for our excursion.
On the bus and ready to go!
Thanks to my Dad for keeping a listening ear out for Charlotte while she napped and we played.  We decided to take a city tour and a drive out to the Wildlife Sanctuary where we were told we might get to see some green monkeys.  Oh, did we see them!  We had so much fun!  The beaches on Barbados are beautiful white sand because the island is formed from coral rock, not volcanic rock.  This is also why the roads are bad; coral rock erodes quite quickly!

Alexander and the captain of our ship!

Green Monkeys (pests to the farmers but so much fun for tourists!

Here's a little proof that I was actually on this vacation!

Alexander liked the tortoises as much as he liked the monkeys!

1 comment:

Danielle said...

We stopped there on our honeymoon and loved it, too! I was excited to go there because Blake spent his winter term in Barbados researching...the Green Monkey at the Wildlife Sanctuary!!! Something about their eating patterns...who knows!