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CCC 2016 Day 10 – Bridgetown, Barbados

by on Jan.18, 2017, under CCC 2016, General, Vacation

On departure from Scarborough, Pacific Princess altered course to port and sailed Northeast along the Barbados ridge, towards Bridgetown. Bridgetown, the capital city, lies on the Southwestern corner of Barbados. This evening after departure, Pacific Princess will sail Northwest towards the Island of Martinique.

As soon as I fell asleep last night, Heather had the balcony door open because it was raining very hard outside. This was some crazy weather we just had, and this small ship was moving all over the place.

This morning, it was much calmer as we approached Barbados; my first time here. Once we docked, I took a shower, and when I got out, another ship (Oceana Riviera) had docked. This prompted me to set up the video camera in hopes of more ships arriving, and they sure did. First, I saw Holland America Prinsendam come around the corner, which is another small ship like this one. It was beautiful, and they had even hand-painted “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” on the hull. I called over to Mom and Dad’s room, as they are on the other side of the ship and could see the other ships approaching. Dad said that he saw a large one coming in, and sure enough, Carnival Fascination arrived a few minutes later.

Our tour didn’t start until 10AM today, so Heather and I had sit-down breakfast. I had fruit, pancakes, a hash brown, and of course bacon. It was perfectly cooked as well. Heather had an eggbeater omelet.

We got off the ship around 9:15 and took a short bus ride to the cruise terminal, since we were so far away. We boarded our tour bus and headed off towards Harrison’s Cave, about thirty minutes away. As we departed, I noticed yet another ship entering the harbor. It was Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas.

We had a nice trip over to the cave, took an elevator down about three stories, watched a short video, and then entered an electric tram which took us underground. Our tour guide was Rastafarian, and he was awesome. I recorded most of the trip, and hopefully it came out okay, but it was very dark. At one point, our tour guide had us turn off all cameras and phones, and close our eyes. When we opened them, he had all the lights off, and we couldn’t see anything, even our hands in front of our faces. It was completely dark, and a bit terrifying! He told us a story about how the men first exploring the cave got stuck in there in the pitch black for 17 hours when their batteries died.

Dad and I came back to the ship while Mom and Heather shopped for a bit. They met us up in the buffet. We all had burgers. I then took a nap, and have no idea what everyone else did. Heather woke me up and said that the ship was leaving, so I ran up to the top deck to see us not moving at all. I set up the camera and hung out while two tugboats took us out.

For dinner, I had prime rib and duck breast. Heather and Mom had fajitas, and Dad had chicken. We’re now sitting in the theater for another production show. Tonight is Cinematastic, and they’ll be singing and dancing movie songs. I’m not feeling 100%, so I think I’ll go to bed afterwards. I’m glad that we cancelled our 4×4 adventure tomorrow, as tomorrow is a bit up in the air for me. Mom and Dad are going to go to a botanical garden.

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