View across to the Atlantic
We stopped at a vantage point to take in the view across to the Atlantic.
Again we were did a dance to take images through the open windows. Finally we asked if we could have the coach door opened. This allowed us to take views with the plants in the foreground.
One of the photographers was using a smartphone and we encouraged her to frame up her image with the plant. She was unable to get the image so Ronnie used her phone as we all dodged out of the way.
Where we were stopped there was this contraption on a stick.
This was a bird scarer and might even scare some of the island’s monkeys away from raiding the crops in the fields below.
We went on narrower and narrower roads until we entered an area of the island called Cambridge. When reached the dead-end on the road Ronnie explained that this was his ‘quiet spot’. The views across to the Atlantic were spectacular.
The air we were breathing was clean air having been blown across 3,000 miles of the Atlantic from Africa. Ronnie told us about how long living people were in this part of Barbados. A doctor he knew attributed it to the abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables that were freely available, having to walk up and down steep slopes every day and of course the fresh air.
I walked back from the vantage to explore the other side of the road.
This rock stood alone at the side of the road.
Where the road split was this tap.
Then it was time for us all to get back onto the coach to leave for Bathsheba.