Saturday, January 02, 2010

BayField House - Day One

We had a horrendous night's sleep on the ship (as we thought we would) because of the sea conditions. It seemed to be that we woke every few minutes or so, to coincide with every violent twist and turn of the Ship.

However, we were still up-and-about by 7.30 finishing off our last minute packing and getting ready to disembark. Ralph and I queued to settle our bills and caused some confusion because Ralph wanted to settle our bill with his credit card!!

We filled in the guest questionnaire and then met up with Ralph and Karen (Birthday girl today!) for our final breakfast on-board. 

We then got our last bits and pieces together and left the Ship. On leaving, we quickly spotted the Stoutes car-hire office and sorted just outside the Terminal and proceeded to fill out the paperwork required to get our transport for the next five-days. We had been worried that the Corolla we ordered wouldn't be big enough to take us four and all our luggage, but fortunately, they upgraded us to larger four-wheel SUV vehicle (A Daihatsu) and it all fitted in without too much trouble. Not sure about the bright red colour though - makes us a bit of a target!! :)

The view from our tableRalph was first to drive, and we were son heading for our next accommodation - BayField House, run by Trevor (a Brit) and Pam (An American, we think).

We were too early to check-in, so we dumped our bags and we took Trevor up on his recommendation to visit The Round House in Bathsheba on the east-side of the Island. After a slightly scenic tour there, we arrived. Wow! what a view!!!

See the location map HERE


After a great lunch, we headed back to Trevor and Pam's and checked into our rooms. They seem very well appointed and after a local rum-punch created by Trevor, we went to bed for a couple of hours!

18.00. We had a shower and got ready for a visit to the local hostelry - Mullins Restaurant at Mullin's Bay, literally a five-minute walk away.

Mulllins Restaurant 
The food, service and atmosphere was fantastic, but I guess at 115 pounds per couple, it should have been!!! Hey, it's only money! - Eeeeekk!!!

22.15. We were almost the last to leave the restaurant (they seem to eat quite early here) and took a slow walk back in the warm evening air and retired at about 10.45.

Out exploring by car tomorrow...