Bridgetown, Barbados is the easternmost island of the West Indies.
This island is mostly a flat coral Island; however there are a number of rolling hills and deep ridges with an interesting distribution of flora and fauna. For the more adventurous tourist there are a vast array of caves and underground lakes that provide an excellent supply of fresh drinking water which the government claims is amongst the purest in the world.
Did you know that George Washington visited this island when he was only 19-years old in 1751? Yep George slept there too.
We drove around the island and visited St. Johns Parish Church then Bathsheba and the Gun Hill Signal Station. Built in 1818 and perched 728’ above sea level, the Station was claimed to be the finest in a chain of stations used to signal the approach of enemy ships and ensure the safe arrival of cargo ships.
Sadly, we didn’t get to stop over and check out Mount Gay’s variety of prized rum spirits. Oh well next time.
MHO; I don’t want to brag however I have a bladder like a camel. As for many of the tourists who visit these places, hold back on the beverages. St. Johns Parish Church had 2 rest rooms available for over 100 visitors who arrived at about the same time. People were actually on a restroom line for the duration of the 20 minute stop. Hence, don’t drink and ride.