Twas the day after Christmas and all through Bridgetown, four ships were in port and most stores were shut down. This was the situation in the City yesterday as the Marella Celebration, the Caribbean Princess, the Voldendam and the Freewinds all made a call to Barbados on Boxing Day.
With most of Barbados keeping tradition and observing the public holiday, the same could not be said for the others, as visitors to the island stepped off of their ships. Around mid-morning Bridgetown began to come alive with a smattering of pedestrian and vehicular traffic as more and more visitors started to make their way around the island.
Only two days before, all of Bridgetown was a hive of activity. In stark contrast, Swan Street was a complete ghost-town while, Broad Street began to show signs of life as Royal Shop and Cave Shepherd flung their doors open to welcome any cruise passengers or late Christmas shoppers.