Ports Of Call: Virtually Explore Barbados Like A Cadet

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Wouldn't you LOVE to be spending the weekend exploring Barbados with Massachusetts Maritime Academy cadets on liberty?   We all would - especially those of us with snow piled up outside our window.  

Well, watching some of the videos below will be the next best thing.  Spread out a beach towel, put on your sun hat, and pretend that you are on the beautiful island of Barbados.

Going to the beach is tops on just about every cadet's "to do" list.  They'll certainly have a lot to choose from.  The coral island of Barbados offers over 80 white-sand beaches.  Many of them are considered to be some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Want to visit the top ten beaches the island has to offer?  Check out this video!  You'll almost be able to feel the sand between your toes.

Some cadets are looking forward to getting up close and personal with hawksbill or leatherback turtles.  They will even have an opportunity to feed them. 
You will not want to miss this short video.  

Animal-loving cadets will head to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, across the street from the Farley Hill National Park
Here is a link to the website: https://barbados.org/reserve.htm#.Y8kcCXbMK3A
Check out this brief video to discover some of the animals the cadets will see.

Cadets love adventure!  After twelve day aboard the TS Kennedy, you can be sure that many will visit Animal Flower Cave.  Some will even try cliff jumping.  Would you?   Check out this video!

Many cadets are looking forward to doing some hiking while on Barbados.  One great option is Flower Forest Botanical Gardens.  Flowers and trees bloom all year on this breathtaking property that stretches for 53 acres.  

Click on the link to explore the website: https://www.flowerforestbarbados.com/   You can take a 360 degree virtual tour, view photographs, and watch a collection of videos.  

Here's a brief look at some of the beautiful flowers that the cadets will see.

A few adventuresome cadets may do a little surfing.  Beaches along the south coast of Barbados feature ideal conditions from November to June.  

This brief drone video will make you feel like you're right beside the cadets on your own surfboard.

There’s so much to see and do on the
island of Barbados!
If you were a cadet aboard the TS Kennedy,
how would you spend your liberty?