Thursday, March 17, 2011

From here to the land of ice and snow.

Despite Canada Customs very best delaying tactics (3.5 hrs last nite) we did manage to get back here safe and sound, albeit very close to 1:45 a.m.!!!!!

The 8 days flew by, but we jammed them all full of a mixture of relaxation and discovery. It was so wonderful, we've already booked three (3) weeks next year. I guess that's about the best you can say about a holiday.

Anyway, we didn't take many pictures, but here are a few to share.

This is our first night - so happy to be there.

These two speak for themselves. The day view and the night view.

This is North Point. We rented a car one day and had a bit of a tour. 
This is what happens when the Caribbean meets the Atlantic - incredible water 
and what a change from where we were.

Our day on Sinbad, an awesome catamaran complete with rum punch and Bajan lunch.


We swam with the sea turtles who somehow returned to the island a few years ago 
and are now very protected and thriving. They are adorable and very friendly.

The view of the shoreline from Sinbad. Let's face it, it's paradise from every angle.

Can you say the word "relaxed"?

Our last supper at Spago - those are our friends Jane and Peter.
Rick is much browner - I got some brown, but lots of freckles. 
(this is  the outfit from the last post - I did wear all my "trousseau")

And  waiting for the taxi to come back - Rick somehow doesn't look quite so happy.

On a hooking note, I did see two things in my travels. Some very small punched mats at North Point in one of the gift shops. They had the bright colour of molas, but were punched with quite a small hook.

In another shop, we saw the most exquisite bags that were a combination of punch needle, beading and other embellishments. They were quite expensive, but worth every penny - maybe next year. Or just inspiration....


Anonymous said...

What fun! I would love to go on a vacation like that someday. We'll see. :) For now I must be satisfied with going dancing on Saturday nights at our local "roughneck joint around the corner"... the term we lovingly use for our favorite country bar down the road.

Again, so glad you had a good time. The pictures are just beautiful.


Susan S said...

Barbados is my favorite 'B' island. My hubby and I went there for more than 10 years. Hope you ate lots of flying fish and coconut bread, and macaroni pie, etc. I love the food too as you can see. Glad you are back safe and sound. As always the TO airport and customs is wonderful! Ha.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Looks like a wonderful place to vacation ~ you all looked very happy!! We've not been to Barbados ~ you make it look very enticing! Three weeks next year ~ woo hoo!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos!

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