1. go surfing in Barbados

Finally we hit the reason for this 45 in 45 list!

About a year ago, my friend Libby suggested that a group of us go to Barbados to go surfing during the week of Veteran’s Day. She and several other friends had been there and knew it was a great place to learn. So a group of 9 of us bought plane tickets, reserved rooms at a guest house on the southern part of the island, booked surf lessons and surfboard rentals, and counted down the days.

Of course, in the midst of all this, I got a new job. Which I started 2 weeks before we were leaving. So I negotiated and still took my vacation. And what a vacation it was!

From Boston to Barbados...
From Boston to Barbados…
Zed's Surf Truck!
Zed’s Surf Truck
I'm surfing!
I’m surfing! I’m surfing!
Post-surfing
Post-surfing
Milky the surf-dog at Surfer's Point.
Milky the surf-dog at Surfer’s Point.
Dos Uno, catching some waves.
Dos Uno, catching some waves.
Life is pretty great for visitors to Barbados.
Life is pretty great for visitors to Barbados.
Late afternoon surfing at Surfer's Point
Susan, late afternoon surfing at Surfer’s Point
Batts Rock Beach
Batts Rock Beach
Part of the crew: me, Libby, Stephanie, KP
Part of the crew: me, Libby, Stephanie, KP

 

 

East coast of Barbados from the air
East coast of Barbados from the air

A++++++ and huge thumbs up. Would go again, in a heartbeat. Would take Amy with me next time. Highly recommended. So much fun! So much laughing! So much sunscreen! Such great hair (apparently my new hairdo is perfect for the salt-water-tousled look)! Such great friends! Can’t wait until next summer, when I get pull on a wetsuit and try again here in New England. And I’m already plotting my next trip down there…