The harbour the Cobhams chose for their careenage
was far enough north of the shipping lanes to be safe from discovery, but within two days' sailing of both the Cabot Straits and the Strait of Belle Isle.
Marsden (1960) described the polychaetes from the shallow waters around Barbados while Turnbull (1979) described the macrofaunal communities in the Careenage
Bay in Barbados.
But once you are there, sipping ice cold islandbrewed Banks' beer, gazing at the yachts and the blue tidal inflow at the Careenage
, flying fish and cou cou makes sublime sense.
WATERFRONT CAFE The Careenage
, Bridgetown Email: waterfrontcafe@sunbeach.
Dillingham located the specific site of Drake's careenage
and encampment at Drake's Cove, in Drakes Estero, now within the Point Reyes National Seashore.
A walking tour of Bridgetown explores some of the capital's most imposing buildings, including the restored 18th-century warehouses, St Michael's Cathedral, the Parliament Buildings, Careenage
and Queen's Park, the former residence of the General in command of British troops in the West Indies.
Part of the funds will pay for Contract 1: Inner and Outer Careenage
Call at The Cliff at Derricks for dinner, one of the island's top restaurants, and then head into the island's capital, Bridgetown, for some duty-free shopping at the Cave Shephard mall and a wander round the harbour before dropping in for drinks at the Rusty Pelican, upstairs at the Bridge House on the Careenage