Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sightseeing Picnic and Barbados Attractions

Sightseeing Picnic & a few Barbados Attractions

On February 2nd, 2013 we decided to go for a drive around Barbados, with a picnic packed and a few Barbados attractions in mind.

On our drive there, we came across a bunch of ducks, geese and otherwise hungry feathery creatures. We drove past them turned the car around and tried to grab some bread to fee the duckies.

Needless to say they knew our plan and came running toward the person with bread who had to hop into the car and quickly roll up the windows while the kids shrieked in the back seat! Let the good family times begin.

Picnic at Codrington House

As always the grounds and architecture of Codrington House were always such a sight to see on our tour of Barbados

Kids in the distance having fun on the swing set, a father taking time to enjoy his young son and share with him the beauties of Barbados, to a wedding party trying to grab some pictures before other celebrations. 

Including an elderly woman and man on a romantic lunch date on their own set apart by themselves, succeeding in stealing a piece of this time we so often take for granted on earth and in Barbados.

Entrance to Codrington College

We drove in and parked to the right in the parking lot, got out our picnic basket and drinks and home made banana bread (:-)) and sat on one of the benches to eat while enjoying the company, shade and scenery of the old Codrington College grounds.

Entrance to Drive into Codrington College
After filling ourselves with food and drink we visited the surprisingly clean washrooms and then went on our sightseeing photo experience at Codrington.
Lake in front of Codrington College in Barbados with lots of fish to feed

Codrington College in Barbados
View of Codrington College from the other Side
Codrington College Barbados

Barbados Codrington College

A very pleasant and economical afternoon in Barbados on a budget.

Sightseeing at St. John's Church

While in the area, we decided to pay St. John's Church a visit for some more sightseeing around Barbados.

Entrance Sign to St. John's Parish Church

St. John's Parish Church


St. John's Parish Church in Barbados


Barbados Sundial

As the youngest member of our group stood in front of this grave to the right, she paused for a moment to say a prayer for the 6th Prime Minister of Barbados - Rt. Hon. David John Howard Thompson 2008 - 2010. Reminding us older persons, to always say a prayer for those dearly departed.

Sign on Church Wall

St. John's Gothic Styled Church in Barbados
One afternoon a family of four, (2 adults and 2 kids), decided to spend some quality time in their homeland of Barbados. 

From the gorgeous views to be had and sights to see around Barbados, life gives me new 'Thoughts from Barbados' while respecting and appreciating those of the past.

We came across some typical family discussions, arguments and complaints, but within a moments notice, a collection of Barbadian ducks and geese quaking and squawking away reminded the 4 of us of the good times to be had at home living in Barbados.

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