For some time I have been thinking of starting an exercise program to get fit. So I decided to join Hike Barbados on Sunday afternoon. The hike was on the east coast, a mere fifteen minutes drive away from my home. It started at 3.30 pm and to my surprise there were over 30 persons who had turned up for the hike.
It was hard going up this slope
|These flowering rubber vine cryptostegia grandiflora shrubs dotted the landscape.|
|The terrain was tough for hikers like me who hadn't hiked for some years. I had done this hike before and knew that it would be challenging. One had to have the agility of a mountain goat to traverse these trails.|
|Wild flowers along the way|
View to the south east
View to the north east
Inland view of Chalky Mount, which consists of several small villages perched on the ridge. They are known for their potteries.
Most of the terrain consists of clay, shale and sand stone. The land slips easily during heavy rainfall. You can see the effects of wind and water erosion. Much of the soil and vegetation have been stripped by the elements exposing the porous rocks. The hike finished around 6.30 pm and by that time my feet were on auto pilot. That was a good hike!