Saturday, February 5, 2011

FTV 2/5/11

We are finally in gorgeous Barbados. As we enter the port of Bridgetown, we can look over the rails of the ship and see the crystal blue water beneath us. On our dock and the docks adjacent to us, there are five massive cruise ships full of people from all over the world who are just as anxious to venture off as we are.

There is so much to do and see here, the weather is beautiful and the sun is shining for our first day in port.. In the distance, we can see the white sandy beaches and palm trees flowing in the breeze. Looking out onto this island is like looking at a postcard.. All of the cadets on liberty are exploring and getting a feel of what they can do with their three days of liberty.

National Heroes Square is definitely a worthwhile place to visit as well as many beaches and shops. Another place where mariners like us are expected to flock is the Careenage, a natural harbor full of luxury yachts and excursion boats lined by a boardwalk.

An historical site to see is the George Washington House which is located on the southern part of the island. Here, is the only place outside of North America where George Washington ever lived. He resided here in 1751 for 2 months while his older half brother sought treatment for Tuberculosis on the island. Barbados is truly a Caribbean gem that shows great promise for four fun filled days of sun, memories, and friends.


  • After leaving Barbados, George Washington went on to become what?
  • What is the currency in Barbados?
  • What is the exchange rate?

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