⪧ We left our life in New York City to make a new one in Provence ⪦

January 15, 2012

The other side of the island.

We drove to the other side of the island - the remote, Atlantic side. Barbados is the easternmost island in the Caribbean - the next landmass sailing east is Cape Verde and the African continent. The resorts on Barbados are built on the westward facing side of the island - the calmer side of the water (and the currents here are still very powerful). The westward facing side of the island is built out - a lot of resorts and properties crowding the shore. The Atlantic side, however, is bare. It is wild. Surfers love the water here and swimmers avoid it entirely. The waves crash on layers of rock in many different places - creating horizontal stripes of parallel crashing waves - not a unified line of waves near the shore.

We hardly saw other tourists over here and driving along, we only saw locals. Everyone we passed waved good-naturedly at us with apple-cheek smiles. Barbadians are lovely folks. The beach we found on the Atlantic side is called Bathsheba.

Loved the formal-wear of these palms, swaying in the wind.


Julie said...

Love it. Seems like a much better place to be than the public library working on lesson plans. Plus 5 star Hilton - amazing.

Amber said...

Great photos, Emilie. Such a nice diversion for mid-winter.

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