Today I was close to luxury

I spent my morning hanging out at the beach behind Port St. Charles – an uber swanky address with its own port and helipad! Apparently the starting price for these places is $5 million US. I think sitting on the beach is as close as I will ever get to this address.

The helipad and seaport entrance at Port St. Charles

The helipad and seaport entrance at Port St. Charles

The snorkeling was pretty good here. I saw the usual suspects, along with some beautiful parrot fish and a sea snake eel thing. Which, upon further research, is actually an eel: The Sharptail Eel. It looked like a snake to me. Unfortunately the light was not conducive to good underwater pictures. The sun was really bright and just reflected strangely off stuff.

Parrotfish in Barbados' waters

Parrotfish in Barbados’ waters

And for good measure, the hard to see Sharptail Eel:

The Sharptail Eel is in that red circle

The Sharptail Eel is in that red circle

I also got to experience some of the bird life as Luca tossed crackers to them. Doves, Carib Grackles, and Grey Kingbirds all came to enjoy the feast. The Grey Kingbirds were really intriguing to watch as they would swoop through the air, snatch the crumbs, and return to their tree, without touching the sand.

Grey Kingbird

Grey Kingbird

We ended our beach morning just in time, as a large rainstorm moved in.

Rain moving in

Rain moving in

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