A Little Bit Of Barbados At Notting Hill Carnival

September 27th, 2009
by garryaw

nottinghill carnival

I was recently at the Notting Hill Carnival, which is the biggest festival of its kind in Europe. The streets of Notting Hill came alive to the sights, sounds and smells of the Caribbean.

There were plenty of Barbados flags flying at this years Carnival and quite a few people with Bajan blood in them. It was a fun packed couple of days, with people having a good time and enjoying the Caribbean vibes.

I wouldn’t have minded a few bottles of ice cold Banks Beer, but alas I had to make do with some Mount Gay Rum, which went down a treat.

I put together a wee YouTube video of some of London’s Iconic sights, which is worth taking a wee look at………

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Not Quite the End of the Barbados Photo Blog

September 2nd, 2009
by garryaw

barbados boardwalk

I have been stuck in London for the past 6 months and I suppose I’m kind of  a wee bit disappointed that after having spent 9 solid months on Barbados, I haven’t managed to get myself back onto the island.

I unfortunately know that unless a miracle happens that I wont be back on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Barbados until 2010. When I will stay for a month, at a hotel with a magnificent view of the Caribbean sea and a tiny walk to the beach and an even shorter stroll to all the bars, and restaurants of St Lawrence Gap.

It doesn’t get much better than wee break by the sea in Barbados………

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The End of the Barbados Photo Blog

March 17th, 2009
by garryaw

I have decided to pull the plug on the Barbados Photo Blog because of personal circumstances; I haven’t got the time to devote to it anymore. I sure didn’t pretend to be the best photographer in the world, but I hope some of you found the odd picture or two that you liked.

My aim of the Barbados Photo Blog has always been to show what Barbados was really like as an island, not just what you would find in the tourist brochures or glossy magazines.

I thought it would be good idea to finish with a picture, which shows what I truly love about Barbados, the most! The beautiful white sands, the clear blue Caribbean Sea and the amazing blue skies, and I how could I forget to mention the wonderful warm weather.

I can still be found at my other Barbados related blog, The Barbados Blog.

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Hoe he’e nalu Sure Looks Fun

March 6th, 2009
by garryaw

The first time I witnessed Stand Up Paddle Surfing, or Hoe he’e nalu as it is called in the Hawaiian language, I thought to myself what the hell is the point of it. But now having witnessed the spectacle a few times in Barbados, it is something that I must have a wee shot at sometime in the near future.

It is seemingly meant to provide a you with a really good work out and I can imagine, that gliding along on the water would also be quite relaxing. Stand Up Paddle Surfing doesn’t look too complicated, but I suppose things never look as easy as they seem. So look out for a crazed Scotsman gliding along on the Caribbean Sea in Barbados sometime soon.

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Another Black and White Picture of Harrismith Hotel

March 3rd, 2009
by garryaw

I took this picture from the front of Harrismith Hotel and I think you still can tell from this picture, that even though it is now a complete ruin that it was formerly a grand building.

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