Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bathsheba and the Sea- U Guest House

This is the view.....
This is the interior of the room at Sea-U...lovely. Check out the mosquito net - a first...the teeny little devils here are stealth bombers - no warning buzz...
There are also again, very, very interested and endlessly hungry little finches....hard to resist their cute little selves...
This is the wonderful Sea U - my room is on the main floor with one of the doors open....
I watched the monkeys arrive in the trees below around 5:30 on Saturday night. ALL of the pictures taken on the trip across the country were erased by travelling companion which he felt very badly about...no worries as they say here.
The fabulous R.C., driver and tour guide took us up the West Coast or Gold Coast as it's known for pricey real estate, expensive restaurants...we're talking $500 meals people and $25,000/week places...some condos with their own yacht docks...how the other half lives...that being said...everything seems really close together, cheek by jowl if you will. We went through the sugar cane area in the North and through a mahoghany forest and coming out of that we were instructed to close our eyes and then open when instructed - down below the lovely, and largely untouched East Coast - complete with a long stretch of National Park - sans condos, sans hotels, sans people.
Last night we met some of our fellow guests from the U.S., a chef and surfer from England and his wife....the Americans had a surfer in their party too - Bathsheba is a popular surf spot with an area called the Soup Bowl. Dinner was rice with peanut sauce, plantains and "gran" burgers or is that grand? Yet another Banks beer. The resident ginger cat visited and chased a lizard up a tree...
Today a stroll down into Bathsheba to check it out and seeing people heading to church - at 7:30 a.m. in their Sunday finery and hearing singing coming from the open windows. There was also a group of cadets setting off on a march. Andromeda Gardens is just up the road - bought a lovely mug in the gift shop - will go back and check that out.
Sunday lunch is big here - kind of like brunch in T.O. I believe - likely a British tradition. Atlantis hotel was a lovely spot about 2 minutes walk downhill to Tent Bay - a place R.C. spent many holidays at as a child with his siblings - his mom would rent a cottage.
Thinking of taking the bus into Speightstown as it goes every second hour i.e. 10 a.m., 12 noon etc. I'm enjoying the cooling breezes sitting on the porch and yet another rum punch....
More to come, since we need to replace those photos....and I will post photos from the Atlantis sub and of the monkeys....
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