To my second home
A RETIRED CANADIAN who spends the winter months here has lauded the work done on the Holetown Waterfront Improvement Project.
“The outcome of this long awaited project is absolutely wonderful,” said Detlet Fehrmann. “Many of the West Coast long-stay visitors have commented extremely favourably on this project. It goes a long way to shore up our year after many years as repeat visitors. They can now walk again unobstructed along this stretch of beach, and the hotels fronting this area have finally again much wider beaches. This will also attract new visitors to Barbados . . . at a time when every bit of foreign exchange is so very necessary for the island.”
He said that as a result of the work undertaken, a number of new lagoons had been formed.
The Canadian, who considers Barbados his second home having visited over 400 times, now spends five months in the country. He has not just watched the development of the project but has sought to get involved by turning one section of this coastline, near Trents, into an area where he and other visitors as well as Barbadians can now relax.
“I did my bit to ‘give back to my second homeland’ and created from my own funds, and with a lot of hard personal labour, behind a revetment at the deepest part of the Holetown Bay an ‘upper beach’ area.
“This area had fallen in the previous years into complete disrepair and had become an absolute danger and eyesore.”
Fehrmann said sand was brought in and palms had been planted, while imbedded stands had been put in place for sun umbrellas during the day. “It makes for a perfect sunset watching point for the surrounding neighbours,” he said. (ES)