Bajans, tourists for sun, sea and relaxationFun and relaxation: Some people stayed away from Spring Garden and found time for other forms of enjoyment. (Ricardo Leacock)
Tue, August 07, 2012 - 12:03 AM
MANY BARBADIANS AND TOURISTS alike chose to spend yesterday’s bank holiday at the beach, away from all of the hustle and bustle of Grand Kadooment.
From Enterprise Beach, better known as Miami Beach, Oistins and stretching all the way down to Browne’s Beach in Bay Street, cars could be seen parked tightly next to each other as people sought to take advantage of every available spot.
When the DAILY NATION visited some of the more popular beaches on the island’s south coast, picnics seemed to be the preferred choice amongst the bigger families while others sought to beat the heat by frolicking in the cool waters.
“I just wasn’t about the big crowds this year. I decided that I would spend my day here relaxing at the beach and just cooling out,” Jennifer Sealy said as she lay sprawled out taking in some of the sun at “Miami” Beach.
Seventeen-year-old Sheena Smith was too tired this year to even contemplate going to her usual Black Rock spot to watch the bands.
“After going to Foreday Morning, Cohobblopot and Frazzled, I was just too tired to go down there and stand up today [yesterday]. Today is also very hot, so I decided to come down to the beach and just relax.”
Over at Accra Beach, Canadians Ethan and Emily Campbell, who are winding down their two-week stay here, were thoroughly enjoying their time as they sunbathed under perfect conditions.
They admitted to enjoying the Crop Over season but insisted that nothing could beat the beach.
“The beaches here are amazing and, despite having a great time at some of the Crop Over activities, we preferred to spend today just relaxing and getting a nice tan,” Ethan explained.
“I am going to be the envy of all of my friends when I go back to Canada with this great tan,” Emily admitted while breaking out into a fit of laughter.
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