Hows everyone doing? So I recently got back from Barbados and
have to say, its one of the greatest countries I have ever lived in.
Everything from the people, music and culture is extremely
invigorating and an absolute must if you are the travel type.
Hopefully I can make it back for crop over and see the animal
flower cave one more time. But if not Im going to try and hit
caribana in Canada.
But anyways that’s neither here nor there. Today I want to discuss
the Animal Flower Cave in Barbados. This spot is a must if you are
visiting Barbados. It offers some very unique scenes that I have yet
to find anywhere else. I was able to capture a few images from this
location so feel free to check them out below. So with that being
said, lets check out the Animal Flower Cave!
First off this is the ONLY cave on the entire island. It was
discovered in 1780 and commonly becomes flooded during high
tide. The stairway leading into the cave are extremely steep and I
strongly advise wearing a pair of shoes with a lot of grip. The tour
of the cave is guided and even with the guides recommendation on
where to stand, I cant tell you how many people I saw slip and fall
into one of the many shallow pools. That aside, several of the small
ponds have polyps aka “Animal Flowers”.
The cave has two large entrances from the sea which make for
some amazing photography spots. I would really like to bring my
monolights, softbox and gels into the cave and do an entire shoot.
Unfortunately, I’m sure this would take lots of preparation and
special permission to achieve. Sigh maybe some day. Anyways,
after viewing the two large openings you arrive at the part of the
tour where you can actually get in the water.
The cave contains one rather large pool this is I believe somewhere
near 9 to 10 feet deep. If you brought your swimming trunks you
can actually get in the water here and swim to the entrance of the
cave, well close to the entrance. The water in this pool is extremely
salty due to its concentration so keep that in mind before you get
in if you have sensitive skin. For those of us who did not care to go
swimming, theres actually tons of flat rocks that people have
stacked to take pictures in front of. Or at least that’s why im
assuming they stacked them.
After swimming for around 15 to 20 min or so the tour ends with
individuals returning to the original entrance in which they came
through. I really wished I would have been allowed to tour on my
own and do my own thing, but I can understand why they do not
allow this. Way to many ways to get hurt and I’m sure people
would damage and vandalize the cave. Side note, you do not get
cell phone service in the cave so going live on FB and snap chatting
the experience isn’t really option to my dismay.
Well that does it for this short look on the Animal Flower Cave. I
hope you enjoyed my short explanation of the cave and a few
necessary precautions to take for the cave. If you enjoyed this post
feel free to leave a comment below. Well that’s if for this post, until
next time, stay BOUNDLESS!!!
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