Our guide - Victor Cooke - was great. He won a Barbados Tourism Award of Excellence in 2009.
We saw lots of bananaquits - I finally got a decent photo of one of them.
Back in the bus, we take a long scenic drive back to the ship.
We're almost there.
Nice shot of Constellation.
Sheila - that's her on the left - waits for me to stop taking pictures so we can go back the ship and eat lunch.
Come on already.
Good view of the aft cabins on Connie. Ours is just right of center and down two decks from the top. The big windows in the blue section are in the main dining room.
A better look - ours is one down and one to the left of where the lady in the blue shirt is.
A tug gets in position - Europa must be getting ready to leave.
Europa crew at work preparing to cast off their lines.
I took this shot from our balcony as Europa pushed away from the dock.
They swung out away from the dock very near us.
It rained for most of the afternoon so we stayed on board for the rest of the day. We departed at 6 p.m. So ends the first week of our two week Caribbean Adventure. Here's hoping for sunnier and drier weather next week.
The start of the second week of our cruise finds us in St. George's, Grenada.
The harbor pilot follows us in.
Looks like we are in store for more rain.
Enjoying breakfast in Cafe al Bacio before our excursion. We are booked on a private excursion with fellow Cruise Critics.
Killing time on the promenade deck.
Gathering on deck for excursions.
Historic Fort George is on the hill directly in front of the ship.
We have a better view as we leave the ship.
Waiting on excursions to begin.
A street view of St. George's
Our Cruise Critic group split into two groups of about 8 and headed off in nice min-vans.
That is the other half of our group in front of us.
We passed through a local market on the way out of town.
Looking back at the ship as we head off into the countryside.
We had some nice views as we drove along a coastal road.
It's not raining yet, but those clouds look ominous.
We spot this wreck in a lagoon.
First stop is a local spice shop. Grenada is famous for spice production.
Inside the shop.
Back on the van and ready to move on.
The island is very lush and tropical.
Views of the coast from the road are fabulous.
A local stands on a rock in the surf and fishes.
Gulls on the beach.
Fishermen hauling in a large net.
Second stop is at a cocoa processing facility on the Dougaldston Spice Estate.
Chocolate - Yum!