The plan for Barbados was for all of us (Less Nancy) to meet up and get a taxi to Harrison’s Caves. It started falling apart immediately as we waited for Katrina, 20 minutes past our meeting time. Grandpa and I were especially mad about having to wait for her. It was decided the group would go down to level 0, but shortly after, we split into 2 groups. Mom, Ramlin and I were to wait for Katrina in our original meeting place, the rest were going to go to Harrison’s cave before us and get tickets (as we had heard the line to get tickets could be over an hour long)
Waiting longer and longer for Katrina, Ramlin went looking for her. Of course, just as she left, Katrina arrived. She must have came to our meeting spot as we went down to 0, missed us in the elevator, and spent some time wandering around the dock (but didn’t happen to run into the other group) Now a good 40 mins late, we went out to the dock, but wouldn’t you know it, group #1 was still there!
There was difficulty with the taxis charging more than we had thought. Mom had researched the taxi price in advance, and they were asking what we thought was double. Since Mom was with me waiting, it turned the situation standstill. Turns out, it wasn’t much more than we had originally priced out, and we got a lovely tour guide Jennifer out of it. She was really amazing! Took us out for the whole day, knew lots about the island, and really made up for the bad start to the day.
Upon arriving at Harrison’s caves, there was no lineup at all! Perhaps the reviews before were of when it reopened, making it a hot spot.
Even better news was that they were celebrating an anniversary of them opening and were giving out free samples of Barbadian food! What did I like most? The fish balls were good (nice and spicy) but the best was by far “Sugar Cakes” Sugar and coconut are the only ingredients. Everyone in my family made a point of getting extra and giving them to me 🙂