Sunday, January 22, 2017

Errol Barrow Day

Today is the birthday of a former Prime Minister so just about everything is closed. This is Bridgetown's main Street that was bustling yesterday.
Restaurants are open and gas stations and this Cheapside Market but little else including hardware stores and groceries.
My objective today was to find a gymnasium or fitness center and work out for a couple of hours. If I can find a YMCA they usually have a pool that I can swim laps. Well unfortunately in this category, Barbados comes up short. I did find a place on Google maps a couple of miles away so I set out on my bike to check it out. I did come across this Boabab tree on my way there.
These trees will make you feel religious. This one is a mere 1000 years and there is supposedly one in South Africa that is over 6,000 years old. They have surmised that a seed floated all the way across the Atlantic from Africa to germinate this baby.
So I got to my destination but was disappointed.
Never mind. I got a good work out biking uphill to it so that was enough for me. Back to the boat for a nap, shower and a good book. It's a tough life but somebody has to do it.

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