Tag: Barbados

  • Travel Challenge Reveal

    The 10 day travel challenge required no explanation of the chosen pictures. Now is the time to elaborate a bit. Day 1 featured a splendid toyshop in, I believe, Monpazier, one of southwest France’s Bastide towns, which I visited with friends Maggie and Mike in September 2003. More about such towns, with photographs, appears in […]

  • Walking To Bridgetown

    On this drizzly day, Jackie did a great deal of planting and composting. We then carried off to the dump two more bags of the griselinia cuttings that Aaron and Robin had filled for us on Sunday. We only came back with a hoe. After completing the scanning of the March 2004 colour slides of […]

  • Pirates Of The Caribbean

    Aaron finished painting the landing doors this rainy morning, whilst I, through the medium of scanning further colour slides from March 2004, took a virtual trip to sunny Barbados. Beginning with a continuation of my perambulations along the sheltered coastline in the vicinity of Port St Charles, there was a fling of what I think we […]

  • The Young Gun And The Old Grey Wolf

    Now that the prunus Subhirtella Autumnalis has shed virtually all its leaves, the blossom remains to clothe the branches, heavily pruned last year; whilst on the other side of the front garden bergenia blooms. Today was again warm, but the wind still blustered. I scanned more of the colour slides from the trip to Barbados […]

  • Sir Clive Woodward In Holetown

    We shared an ironing project this morning. This had become rather pressing because we hadn’t done any for the last three weeks. This afternoon I continued scanning the colour slides from the Barbados trip of May 2004. Incidentally, one Barbados story celebrating Sam’s epic row is told in ‘Crossword Setters’ Pseudonyms’. We were staying at […]

  • The Official Welcome

    It is clear that William Shakespeare was an Englishman if only because of his song, ‘When That I Was And a Little Tiny Boy’ from ‘Twelfth Night’, the refrain of which is: ‘For the rain it raineth every day’. He knew our weather. Becky and Ian returned home this afternoon, managing safely to negotiate the still disrupted […]

  • Landfall In Sight

    Today’s weather was slightly less wet than yesterday. Scanning was still in order, so I returned to my colour slides from May 2004 in Barbados. Two days ago, we left Sam coming into sight of the watchers on the yacht. He was soon to experience his first land for 59 days on the wide, dark, deep, […]

  • Around The Island

    On yet another rain-slashed August day, I spared a thought for those holidaymakers who had come to the forest and the seaside for their long-awaited summer break. The last ten days hasn’t bothered me, because my chest infection has kept me indoors anyway, but they can’t have had much fun. Needless to say this was […]

  • The Caribbean Sea

    Today was another rainswept blustery day, so I returned to my photographic archives and scanned a dozen slides from May 2004. This was the month in which Sam completed his Atlantic Row, which I have featured from time to time. During the few days waiting for him to arrive in Port St Charles, Barbados, and […]

  • A Ring Of Truth

    Early this morning Jackie, Don and I shopped in Acres Down Farm shop and went on to All Saints Church, first described on 24th December last year.  While Jackie diverted to Minstead Village Shop, Don and I wandered around the churchyard in bright sunshine, before we all three explored the inside. Particularly interesting to our […]