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Trip Report Barbados, A Pirates Life For Me

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Had I made a different decision out of high school my first visit to Barbados would have occurred a long time ago. As it turns out it was probably the right decision for my life path as I tend to enjoy the lifestyle of a pirate more than the other alternative.

As I exit Grantley Adams International Airport I discover one possible flaw in my youthful decision. I have missed out on a lifetime of Chefette Chicken and Potato Roti's. However, there is no doubt I have saved myself about two hundred pounds. For me, these things are deliciously addicting.

From the airport it is straight to “The Boatyard”. Located on the “No.1 Beach” in Barbados at Carlisle Bay, I pay a US$20 fee for admission and change into swimwear. For the first hour or so I am not sure why I did this as for some strange reason I am not able to leave the bar area.

I have a sneaky suspicion that it has something to do with The Boatyard's famous “Pirates Punch” which turns out to be one of the best rum punches I have ever tasted. I am sure it is because of the Mount Gay Rum in it and the right touch of bitters. A few of these and I will be making myself walk the plank.

As the sun begins to say farewell to Barbados, I finally take a stroll along the beach with another “Pirates Punch” in hand. With the combination of fine grain cool white sand, the right amount of surf and warm colorful tropical waters, Carlisle Bay has to be one of the most awesome beaches on the island.

I walk to one end of the beach and watch a spectacular sunset as the sun disappears behind dark gray rain cloud. I imagine that on the right day you could experience a sunset here that would be difficult to beat.

As I sit back in the bar area, a young lady approaches the bartender and asks for a bottle of rum. This is no ordinary bottle of rum.

As the sound of local music and dancers approach the bar area from a bridge in front of us, I discover this rum is Mount Gay's latest product which currently has limited distribution. I beg for an invite to the beach party celebration for the visiting Mount Gay distributors, I don't even get a sample or a whiff.

I tell ya dis mate, lucky for all of 'em I am feelin generous, caz in me younger days, I would hav made all of 'em walk the plank to wet me whistle with a fine rum....

Arrrrrrggggh!


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