Monday, January 10, 2011

Cruise ships in the port of Barbados

Barbados is a paradisiacal island and part of the archipelago that separates the Atlantic Ocean from the Caribbean Sea. It was named by 16th century Portuguese explorers who named it Os Barbados (the beards; probably after a kind of indigenous tree).

If I would have time to go ashore (which I don’t and rarely do), I’d probably have a peek at Saint Michael’s church, which was built in 1651, or else wander the neo-Gothic alleys reciting Hemmingway.

In stead, I take my coffee breaks on deck and cast glances at our opulent neighbors: the elegant German sailing ship Alexander von Humboldt, the Wind Surf and the enormous Explorer of the Seas. Amidst these cruise ships bobs a twin of pretty tugboats and, wouldn’t you know, the Royal Klipper from Scheveningen lies loading containers.

Alexander von Humboldt in Barbados

Two tug boats in the harbour of Bridgetown, Barbados

The Wind Surf in Barbados
The Cruise Ship  Explorer of the Seas
The Royal Klipper from Scheveningen loading in Barbados

1 comment:

  1. I just found your blog, and your photos are absolutely gorgeous!


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