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4.08.2006 - 10 comments 

Several years ago we went on vacation to Barbados. It was a very beautiful island filled with sugar cane fields (mostly used for making Rum). It was a very quaint island and this beach at Bathsheba was almost empty with the exception of us and one lone surfer.

A little history about the Island / Country... The island was uninhabited when first settled by the British in 1627. Slaves worked the sugar plantations established on the island until 1834 when slavery was abolished. The economy remained heavily dependent on sugar, rum, and molasses production through most of the 20th century.

The gradual introduction of social and political reforms in the 1940s and 1950s led to complete independence from the UK in 1966. In the 1990s, tourism and manufacturing surpassed the sugar industry in economic importance. It was a beautiful tropical island in the British East Indies in the Eastern Antillies.

They had several attractions for tourists like their Barbados Caverns. It was a very tranquil island and I would not mind visiting it again someday.

"A JOURNEY IS A PERSON IN ITSELF, NO TWO ARE ALIKE." ~ John Steinbeck