Barbados Coast to Coast
Local Sightseeing, 20, All
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Approximately 3½ Hours
Leaving the pier, you'll head north towards the parish of St James, passing through Holetown and its commemorative monument to the first British landing in 1605.
Continue inland to the Highland Adventure Center, located in St Thomas at an elevation of more than 1,000 feet above sea level.
Enjoy a cool, refreshing beverage while taking in the breathtaking view of the East Coast. The Atlantic surf in the distance contrasts with the unspoiled beauty of nearby Mount Hillaby.
Continue through fields of sugar cane and sleepy country villages as you start descending towards the Atlantic coastline, soon arriving at Bathsheba. This is truly a photographer's delight, with many spectacular views of the rugged East Coast hills on one side and pounding Atlantic surf on the other. Bathsheba is also well known as a surfing spot, hosting many local and international surfing competitions.
St John's Church, erected in 1836, stands on a cliff face 800 feet above sea level. It commands spectacular views of the east and southeastern coastal regions. Within the churchyard is the tomb of Ferdinand Paleologus -- the last descendant of the brother of Constantine, who was the last Christian Emperor of the Roman Byzantine Empire.
Pass Gun Hill Signal Station as you descend through the parish of St George. On the side of the hill below the Signal Station watch for the large lion statue carved from a single piece of coral by an English Army Captain in 1868.
On your way back to the ship, watch for the Emancipation Statue, which depicts a freed slave and commemorates the abolition of slavery.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.