Rain woke us up this morning, the first shower for a week or more now, so a quiet start of the day but Unfortunately the rain came back mid morning, and came down rather hard, so we settled in for the day. Actually it was rather nice not chasing around and we could do relaxing things!!!!
Thursday, and we woke up to the return of “proper” weather and feeling invigorated got on with “going out” preparations. Today we’re off to Deep Bay, 15 out of 365 about half an hour away.
After a bit of a detour thanks to WAZE sending us to a private resort, where a very nice guard on the gate redirected us, we arrived at the parking area. To actually access this beach we now had to cross a bridge and follow a short path around the bottom of “Goat Hill” upon which sits the remains of the old British “Fort Barrington” and when we got to the beach, boy was it worth it, a long stretch of sand curving
around the bay greeted us.
We found a suitable palm tree under which we could deposit our chairs etc., and enjoy the swimming, beach walking and the local environment.
There is an extraordinary history for this
“Goat Hill” which stretches back to the English civil war. In 1652 Prince Rupert captured the old “earthworks Fortification” as it was then for the Royalists. Fort Barrington as it is known was named after the Commander-in-chief, Leeward Islands, Admiral Barrington, when he had the old earthworks replaced by the stone fort that is there today. We want to walk up but looking at the steep path we can’t attempt it whilst Christine is suffering with her ankle when we will know about the remains.
the lonely figure, Christine coming out of the sea brought to mind “Ursula Andress” in the 1962 Bond film “Dr No”, 59-years later!!!!!! Anyway, After a really nice day, probably too much sun, we headed home
for a usual relaxing evening.
Friday and preparing for Lee and Sarah
arriving tomorrow otherwise a quiet day at home trying to get Christine’s ankle better