When you live on an island like Barbados, you are absolutely spoilt for choice when it comes to idyllic beaches. And when you live on an island like Barbados, you seldom go to them. Or at least, we don’t.
You know when people come and visit you and they say ‘what is there to do around here?’ and you and your partner give each other a shifty look. What do you do around here? Where you live, you seldom visit the tourist spots, and you rarely go to the local attractions: you save that for your holidays, and where you live you just…well, live.
So this morning, when I was playing a few games online with my brothers and company, Sian decided that we were to go to the beach today. ‘But I’m writing my book’ I lied; and despite the protestation, we headed down to the South East to have a wander and a dander around Bottom Bay.
And I’m so glad that we did.
We have been to Bottom Bay several times; we have shot a few weddings there and had a swim in that rough sea, but today, it felt a little more special. As you may (or may not know) we have been pretty down in the dumps lately with work being so slow, and sometimes, you just need a good walk to clear the head…and a walk around Bottom Bay must be one of the best you can do.
Annoyingly, as this was a beach day, we only had our tiddly little point and shoot – hence the crap, low quality and horrible Instagram look…it really is dump when out and about – but I digress. As we wandered around the bay, Sian spotted the amazing coral patterns in the rock. Barbados is a unique island, in the fact that it is not volcanic, but is made up entirely of dead coral that has piled itself up and up over the millenia. The coral leaves amazing patterns, and is very photogenic.
After taking these, and wandering to the other side of the Bay, I had just enough battery to snap this scene, before we put the camera away and enjoyed each other’s company for the rest of the evening.
A swim in the sea, and a few lengths of the beach is amazing at clearing your head. And although I would have loved to have stayed in and played online war games with my brothers, I am so glad Sian dragged me out…we must go to the beach more often.
Thanks for reading guys – hope you have all had a great weekend, and the week treats you well 🙂
Here’s a photo of me eyeing up some coconuts to kick start the week…we know how well I normally deal with those 😉