St Johns Parish Church
After lunch, our last stop was St John’s Parish Church before we headed down the coast to the airport. The church sits upon a hill and looks down upon the Atlantic.
I walked around the church stopping to look at the graves.
We did pause for a while inside the church.
Grantley Adams International Airport BGI, Barbados
At 1.45 pm we were at the airport in the cruise ship queue for security and check-in. This did mean a long wait for our flight back to the UK. The airport is being extended and we could see the tented structure being extended past the end gates numbers 13 and 14.
There is still no air conditioning in the ‘tented’ areas and as usual it was hot and humid. We move closer to gate 12 as the UK charter flights were leaving from this gate. Perhaps there will be more than just this one departure board …
When our flight was eventually called we joined the rugby scrum waiting to have our boarding passes checked. Once through the doors we climbed on the airport shuttle bus but we were held for a further 10 minutes in the heat while othe buses behind ours were filled.
The plane was then held and we were late departing. The Captain told us that he hoped to make up for the delay on the flight. I’d forgotten that we need the two-pin converters in order to use our headphones so we watched a movie using the airlines ear plugs – ouch.
After buying a G&T we had a chicken meal and tried to sleep despite the cabin lights being on way after the meal was served.
The plane was not delayed landing at Gatwick and we were pretty much on time as promised.
Immigration was easy as the automated gates were working. I had to warn our taxi driver of a delay as it took 30 minutes for our luggage to appear. Then it was into the traffic on the M23 and M25 and home.