Day 4: The Path to Bath
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I had ostensibly journeyed to the Caribbean to rest and relax, so I decided I had better try to do so. Besides, I had done the tourist thing on Wednesday. I wasn't trying to see the entire island on my short 5 day vacation; this was merely reconnaissance for a longer vacation at a later date.
The day began with a pot of tea and a chat with Simon's daughter Allie, age 20. She had just graduated and was about to begin her gap year in a few months. She and her brother Peter, age 18, had come to Barbados with their parents for two weeks of surfing. I also got some time to talk a bit with their mum Jane.
We had breakfast, then parted to do our day's activities. I returned to my room to rest a bit but all I did was surf Facebook for a while. One of the guests had told me about a 5 km walk along the shore to the nearby town of Bath, so I decided to do it - only because the exercise would be restful, of course...
Lunchtime found me at the Atlantis Restaurant again, where I had another delicious meal. At dinner I met another new couple that had arrived that day. They were from Austin, Texas, and the wife Jessica was a historian writing her thesis. Being a fan of history I immediately began chatting with her, and she told me how she had visited London's Royal Society the previous summer to do research for her paper. It was an interesting topic, something to do with the way Barbados affected 18th English views of the human body. It made a lot more sense when she explained it. :-D