I took some closeups of the flowers back at base.
We're back on board and the ship has left the dock.
One last look at the cruise ship dock.
As you might have guessed from the fact that Sheila is staying under the balcony cover - it is raining again.
We pass by the George Charles Airport as we leave Castries Harbour.
We arrive at Bridgetown, Barbados on Friday morning.
The Hapag Lloyd Europa is already docked.
We are going to back in.
So we get a good view while we eat breakfast.
We end up pretty close to Europa.
Our excursion started at 8:30 so we're up and ready to go soon after docking.
The pier is pretty long so shuttle busses were available for those that did not want to walk to the cruise ship center.
There were lots of shops in the cruise ship center.
And it is where tour groups gather.
Sheila waits with our group.
We spotted a cat while we were waiting.
We signed up for a bus tour of the island. Our tour guide was great and had a voice like James Earl Jones, but with a British accent.
We passed by the Three Ws Monument - a monument to three famous cricket players - on the way out of town.
Our first stop was at a sheep farm.
The countryside was beautiful, but unfortunately it was raining again.
We did get to see some Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.
One of the farm hands was showing off a lamb.
Sheila gets to pet him.
Because of the rain, he brought him on board the bus.
Next stop is the Bathsehba area on the east cost of the island.
Since it is on the Atlantic side of the island, the surf is pretty rough, but it is a beautiful place.
Time to move on. We get a good view of Mushroom Rock as we drive by.
Next stop is the Andromeda Botanical Gardens where Kenny had ample opportunity to use his camera.
Our guide gathers his flock.
We were very fortunate to be able to see the Garden's huge Talipot Palm in bloom. They bloom only once in their life - typically when they are 50 to 60 years old.
Guess what - It is raining again.
It started raining pretty heavily, so we took cover and shared umbrellas.
Trying to stay dry.
It finally stopped and we were off to finish our tour of the gardens.
Navigating the pathways.
Close up of the trunk of the Talipot Palm.
We have bananas.
The tour is just about over.
Time for some shots of the flora.