Friday, February 4, 2011

Captain's Blog 2/4/11

We docked in beautiful Bridgetown, Barbados this morning. MMA has made port calls here seven times in the past 30 years. That is pretty close to a record. The people are friendly, the beaches are among the finest in the world - reference Crane's Beach to the Travel Channel's Top Ten.

The island has strong British roots, but gained independence from Great Britain in 1966. Today a strong economy built on tourism, rum and sugar cane has yielded a high affluence rating in the per capita basis. High life expectancy and literacy for its nearly 300,000 residents compares favorably to the US and Canada.

I look forward to taking a walk downtown myself.

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