Sherman, overnighting for free at the municipal Waterfront Park in St. Albans, West Virginia. Photo taken yesterday.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? St. Albans, West Virginia.

Where are they going next? Lexington, Kentucky.

And after that? Heading towards Nashville, Tennessee.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

All set for Barbados!

A week from today, we will be arriving in Barbados. Everything is coming together, including our accommodation.

Some of you will remember that back in July, we had booked to stay with a couchsurfing host Eric, who had offered to let us stay for the entire nineteen days. But that was over three months in advance, and we were worried something might happen between now and then.

But, we received confirmation a day or so ago that everything is fine. Our host had been on holiday back in England for a few weeks prior, but he has returned to Barbados now. He sent us a note with the address, and has said that he is 99% sure that he will be able to pick us up at the airport.

Nice.

Hastings Beach.

Hastings Beach boardwalk.

The two photos above were found on the internet. The beach and boardwalk are across the road from the apartment we will be staying in. We can't wait to show you those pictures with us standing in them!

Oh, and he said there will be a surprise 3rd guest. A lady he knows who lives in Virgin Islands will be staying in the 3rd bedroom. Virgin Islands was hard hit by Irma, so I guess this lady is taking refuge on Barbados while things are being put back together on her island. Eric says that she is from Canada as well! So that will be fun too.

We will be staying in Hastings, walking distance to the capital, Bridgetown.

Google amazes me. Notice in the map above that Google knows that we will be arriving at Grantley Adams airport on October 25 at 1:35pm!

We've had over 50 great experiences staying with couchsurfing hosts around the world. Looks like this is going to be another one!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A great deal on the compact, powerful Bosch 12v drill. This is the exact same drill that I keep in the motorhome, and in fact I used it yesterday to install new curtains in the bedroom! Bosch makes good tools...


And in Canada...





14 comments:

  1. We stayed at a resort near Holetown.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We will have to go and check out that area then. If you remember the name of the place you stayed let us know.

      Delete
  2. Google is amazing... But what really amazes me is that you can stay at such an idyllic place for such a long time---completely free!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, the accommodation will be free but I will cook meals for our host and I am sure that we will take him out for a few meals as well. He will certainly be looked after.

      Delete
  3. Sounds wonderful looking forward to your posts from Barbados!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We can't wait to write all about our travels there, it sure is sounding like a fun time.

      Delete
  4. It's been decades since our visit to Barbados so we're really looking forward to your future posts. That beach looks wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I hope that we can spark a few memories then. If you happen to think of some cool places to visit while we are there don't hesitate to let us know.

      Delete
  5. Beautiful beaches in Bridgetown (visited few yrs ago). Toured countryside plantations; sugar cane & veggies grown. Loved warm climate...know you'll have great time!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, it definitely looks like there are some great beaches there and guaranteed we will check out as many of them as we can. We are totally looking forward to exploring all over the island.

      Delete
  6. saw my first octopus in Barbados while snorkeling there

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are hoping to go snorkeling so we will keep our eyes open for some and anything else that looks interesting. It will be a good time to give our underwater camera a workout and see how well it works.

      Delete

We love hearing from you! Please take the time to leave a comment...