Marg & Bill Lynn
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Italy & TransAtlantic Cruise 2012
Bridgetown, Barbados

Thursday Nov. 22
All ship's tours were booked by the time we thought about seeing Barbados, so Sue & Chris and Marg & I found a taxi to take us around the places of interest mentioned in the tour descriptions. The driver has obviously done this often, so gave us a good tour with some description of what we were seeing.

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A photo from the ship shows some container activity and no high rises in Bridgetown.

First stop on the taxi tour is Orchid World, with many of the world's 30,000 orchid species on display.
The entrance fee is US$12.50 each, and the taxi tour is $40 each,
so we're not saving big bucks by using the taxi option.
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For me, a surprise fact is that many orchids
can grow with their roots out in the air.

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Many of the orchids being grown at Orchid World.

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From the site there are some views of the farmland nearby.
Sugar cane is an important crop in Barbados.

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The next stop is St. John's parish church, high on
a cliff overlooking the east coast and the sea.

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The church cemetery includes the tomb of the late prime minister,
in office only two years but apparently beloved by the people.
The cemetery also contains a tree with no leaves (although the temperature is hot)
and a good view of the coast.

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The Gill & Gollop parish centre sign caught my eye,
but I did not find out what it means.
The large rectory has a large yard.

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Enroute to the next stop were poinsettas growing along the way.
We managed to stop without an accident on the narrow road, to snap a photo.

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Our last stop was at the Highland Adventure spot
for a great view and a cold drink with our driver.


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Introduction

Italy
Sorrento and Amalfi Coast
Pompeii
Rome 1
Rome 2
Florence
Pisa, Genoa, MSC Poesia

Cruise
Barcelona
Casblanca
Funchal, Madeira
At Sea
Bridgetown, Barbados
Point--Pitre, Guadaloupe
Lifeboat Drill
Charlotte-Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI
Freeport, Bahamas
Travel Mates

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