PHOTO OF THE DAY
4/C Gabe Marks (Byfield, MA) and two fellow cadets relaxed on a dive boat after exploring four wrecks and a deep water reef.
Barbados Safari Tour
At 0830 this morning, eleven cadets embarked on a once in a lifetime trip, a safari ride.
I had originally thought that it was going to be an actual safari where we saw all kids of animals. Boy was I wrong!
4/C Gage Reamy (Woodstock, GA), 4/C Roxanne Mason (TAMMA), 1/C Chris Roach (West Wareham,MA) and Thays De Garcia (S. Miguelito) joined Blogger Sara for her safari adventure.
Our driver, Dwyane, let us know that we were in for a treat. We hopped on the back of the truck and then headed off to our first stop. When we got to the stop, Dwyane let us out and told us up the stairs there would be a lion up there for us to see. Excited, we all ran as fast as we could but to our surprise, we saw a lion statue. I was very upset that it wasn’t a real lion, but the view made up for it. Dwyane explained that the lion represented Great Britain and the red ball represented the world. The statue was an expression of Great Britain’s hold on the world.
We stopped to see the oldest sugar factory on the island.
One of the best parts of the tour was next. To quote Dwyane, “It’s not off road, the road is just off.” We went through like five minutes of off-roading and everyone was enjoying themselves. We ended at a beautiful beach that had these massive boulders and smaller local shops.
Everyone on the truck was excited to see a money walking down a path. The wished that they could take him back to the ship.
Lastly we stopped at a cliff that showed smaller tide pools and reefs everywhere. Every time the waves would hit the reefs, water splashed everywhere and it was beautiful. Dwyane stopped at a smaller café for lunch where we had a spread of local foods to try. There was salad, corn salad, baked mac and cheese, mixed vegetables, beef stew, rice & beans, filets of fish and grilled chicken.
Everyone rolled out of there and then we headed back to the ship. Overall, the tour was amazing and today has been my favorite day out of all of Sea Term. If you’re ever in Barbados, make sure you go see Dwyane for an amazing time!
The excitement for the Super Bowl is spreading in Barbados! The cadets have even convinced the locals to root for the Pats!