Day trip to Barbuda

Day trip to Barbuda

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:46 am

Flew over for the day yesterday for my girlfriend's birthday treat. Had a wonderful day. The weather was divine. Had a great lobster lunch at Uncle Roddy's, and hit a few of Barbuda's wonderful beaches.

Flying into Barbuda, below Palmetto Point. With the now closed and run down Beach House. :(

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Went on the water taxi across to Palm Beach and had a couple of hours there and walked up to the Lighthouse Bay Hotel.

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Then back across the lagoon and took a drive up to Two Foot Bay on the Atlantic side.

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More to follow.

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Re: Day trip to Barbuda

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:45 am

Some more of Two Foot Bay.

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The on to the Pink Sands Bar & Restaurant at River Beach.

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Final ones to follow.

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Re: Day trip to Barbuda

Postby Mark » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:14 am

Finished up at Uncle Roddy's on Coral Group Bay for an excellent lobster lunch.

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The beach outside Uncle Roddy's

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Barbudan lobster on the grill, then on the plate.

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Leaving on the plane, with Access Beach below and Coco Point Hotel.

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Just an interesting footnote. In Codrington Lagoon is a buoy marked AM 52. There is an interesting story about how it got there and from where.

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Originally it was a flashing marker on the GRANPAS BANKS, off the East coast of CANADA, where it broke free, then went on a journey of its own across the ATLANTIC OCEAN with the prevailing Gulf Stream current all the way to Spain and Portugal, then down again past the Canary Islands, back again across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean, and then was spotted and brought ashore at BARBUDA

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Re: Day trip to Barbuda

Postby moni » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:30 pm

Thanks for the lovely pics, Mark. Hope you had a great day and what a treat! Your GF is a very lucky girl, hope my husband takes me somewhere at least half as beautiful as that on my birthday.

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Re: Day trip to Barbuda

Postby sunny » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:01 am

I see that you are trying aerial photography now Mark. I haven't been to Barbuda but could it be a tad underdeveloped? It looks so isolated in those photos. That well-travelled buoy should probably have it's own facebook page.
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Re: Day trip to Barbuda

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:32 am

sunny, that's the beauty of it.
Re the buoy, it's on a blog, check the link below.

http://aritacruising.blogspot.com/2011/ ... aches.html

George Jeffery was our water taxi guide across the lagoon and he told us about the buoy. (Very nice man too, may I add).

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