Unlike caves we have explored previously, the temperature in this cave was a humid, 80+ degrees, so
After receiving a recommendation from a local, we drove north, along the coast, to Speightown to have cou-cou (an okra, pepper and corn meal
concoction) and flying fish, the national dish. The eatery we visited prepared the fish as fritters, so I couldn't indulge, but Alan wasn't overly impressed with the dish, too much dough, and not enough fish, was his assessment.
Due to slave raids and trading, the island became uninhabited by the 1500's, but in 1625 the island was claimed by England, and 2 years later British settlers came to the island. The Brits ruled the island until it's full independence in 1966. Barbados culture reflects two distinct influences; one is English and the other is African from the days of the slave trade. The African influence is demonstrated in the music, dance and food, while the British influence is seen in the churches, architecture and sports (cricket is the most popular).