Day 1: And... I'm off!

Bathsheba Travel Blog

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View of my room, #2
I arranged a 3:00 am Super Shuttle ride to the airport. I don't like crowds, so I prefer to get as early a start as possible - 'carpe diem' and all that sort of thing. I'm just beginning to travel frequently, and as a Project Manager I enjoy learning ways to do it more efficiently. I packed so I wouldn't have any checked luggage, but it wasn't until I was standing in line to check in that I remembered how much I detested check-in lines. Americans aren't at usually at their best when standing in long lines at 5:00 am. Next time I'll make sure to check-in online and print my boarding pass ahead of time, so I can go straight to the security screening.
I was impressed with the security at the Dulles International airport. The security guards were quite congenial, and that made the process very enjoyable - even when my bag was opened and searched because a detergent powder I was carrying in a Nalgene container resembled a liquid on the scanner.
The Sea U's porch.
I'm surprised they said nothing about the 3 large aluminum cylinders of tea I was carrying; I was sure they'd be flagged. After getting through security it was smooth sailing. I'm a traveling novice, but I thought to ask the airline representative at the boarding gate if any exit row seats were available, and fortunately they were! I'm 6'4" (193 cm) tall, so a bit of leg room makes all the difference between an enjoyable and a miserable flight.
I arrived in Barbados and was met by the taxi my hotel had arranged. The first thing I did when I joined TravBuddy was to create a review for the Sea U Guest House; it was an amazing place to stay. Coming from hectic Washington, D. C. I immediately felt a weight I didn't realize existed drop away when I arrived at the place.
Rental apartments just down the road from the Sea U. The bright orange was beautiful.

I put my things away and just lay on the bed for a while enjoying my surroundings - that was entertaining for all of 10 minutes. I then changed clothes, took my new camera, and began walking around taking pictures. Dinner that evening was wonderful, and I got to enjoy it with Jessie and Alex, a couple from California celebrating their honeymoon. Jessie was from Venezuela and very friendly and gregarious, and her brother Enrique had journeyed from Venezuela to meet her and Alex at the guest house. It was a fun start to my trip.
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View of my room, #2
View of my room, #2
The Sea Us porch.
The Sea U's porch.
Rental apartments just down the ro…
Rental apartments just down the r…
View of my room, #1
View of my room, #1
View of my room, #3
View of my room, #3
Bathroom.
Bathroom.
View of my room, #4
View of my room, #4
Hammocks on a hill, for more adven…
Hammocks on a hill, for more adve…
My cameras panoramic feature work…
My camera's panoramic feature wor…
Panaromic shot, #2.
Panaromic shot, #2.
Three fisherpeople.
Three fisherpeople.
A picture I took on my way down to…
A picture I took on my way down t…
A woman and her doggie.
A woman and her doggie.
Bathsheba Hotels & Accommodations review
The best travel value I've found to date!
Sea U, located in Bathsheba, Barbados, is an amazing place. It’s located on Barbados’ eastern coast, far from the touristy, built-up west coast. … read entire review
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