Seeing the North

On our first proper day off ship and out side of Bridgetown, Edward and I travelled to the northern most part of the island, calling in at Port st Charles to add our cvs to their notice board.
This took some doing as we had to convince the security on the gates to actually let us in to the compound, at the first gate we went to they sent us to the other gate which involved a 5 minute walk around the outside of the compound, when there we had to ask to go in and see the receptionist. Once we did that we were told that no the person to speak to was the marina manager and that we had to go back to the first gate and ask them to call him for us. So we started the 5 min hike all over again and finally managed to gain access to the marina, after a couple of minutes walk through the compound… it is quite a big area if you hadnt guessed aready! 

After being told, that we were not really in the right place and it was not really the right time of year, we left to walk down to speightstown, along the beach. The beach here is lovely a proper long white sand beach with sunbleached trees/drift wood at one end, lots of stones and shells to collect and a town with some where to have lunch at the other end…

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When in Speightstown, we had lunch In a little local diner, which served local food from a cafeteria style counter, and I finally had bajan fishcakes, with rice and peas, which incidentally are not actually peas but black eyed peas, more of a bean…

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From speightstown we got on a bus, intending to go to the north of the island, but in our common just jump on the first bus mistake we got one that was not going as far as we had intended and had to sit at a bus stop in the middle of no where, otherwise known as Maycock, for about half an hour waiting for the bus thst went all the way. Once this had arrived we got off just past Connel Town and walked down a dirt track to reach the sight of the animal flower caves and North Point. We walked along the cliff face for a while taking in the wonderful scenery which in its own way reminded me of the great ocean road in australia.

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Around the headland was a walk way made out of coral blocks and partly covered by a “roof”.

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The main visitors center was a sight to behold, not only because it sold icecream which was a welcome relief from the heat, all the internal walls were covered with peoples business cards…

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