In retrospect: Barbados in December

Barbados December

Up here in the north, it’s cold and dark now, and days are short. Winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, is right around the corner – this weekend, in fact. If you’re in the northern world as well, you might long for a few bright, balmy days. Dreaming about wandering along a beach somewhere nice and warm, are you? In the Caribbean perhaps? I know I do – so I dug out these photos to remind myself of warmer climes.

Barbados December

This is Barbados in December. ‘Nuff said!




Near Batsheba, Barbados



42 Responses to “In retrospect: Barbados in December”

  1. ItalianNotes 19 December 2012 0945 #

    Nice to rest the eyes on palm trees and bright sunny beaches, when it’s all grey and cold outside.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 December 2012 1345 #

      Admittedly very few disadvantages to living in Scandinavia, but the long, cold winter is one.

  2. Leigh 19 December 2012 1639 #

    Right now that looks pretty appealing to me too. I was out for an early morning walk – perhaps -17C & by the time I got home my legs were stinging. Something no one in Barbados will ever experience.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 December 2012 1344 #

      Yeah, -17C and colder must be experienced to be understood.

  3. budget jan 20 December 2012 0427 #

    It is alien to me to think of it being -17C. This photo looks like the temperature here (mid 30’s) where I live in North Qld. I would like to visit Barbados. Those are interesting rocks and it looks nice and relaxed.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 December 2012 1343 #

      North Queensland – perpetual warmth there, no?

  4. Jackie Smith 20 December 2012 0725 #

    Love that palm-tree lined lane photo. It is pouring down rain in Seattle, a cold and dark night.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 December 2012 1343 #

      Seattle sounds a lot like Oslo.

  5. [email protected] 20 December 2012 0830 #

    Barbados looks like a great escape from your cold winters but I think you should head even further south and visit us in Australia at this time of the year!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 December 2012 1343 #

      Love Australia in December, and the rest of the year 🙂
      If only it weren’t so far away…

  6. Masayoshi Terashima 20 December 2012 0908 #

    Thank you for some warm photographs.
    I’ve been to Norway to watch Northen lights in January two years ago, but didn’t look at.
    Could you upload some aurora photos?

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 December 2012 1342 #

      Sorry you missed the Aurora. It’s a magical sight. Sadly, I don’t have any decent photos, always seem to be without a camera when they appear; camera phones just don’t cut it.

  7. Muza-chan 20 December 2012 1312 #

    Beautiful place to visit 🙂

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 December 2012 1342 #

      It really was 🙂

  8. InsideJourneys 20 December 2012 1853 #

    Looks like you had a fabulous Christmas in Barbados, Sophie!
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1756 #

      All the best for Christmas, Marcia.

  9. Enough said is right! I could feel the warmth coming from your pictures 🙂 Merry Christmas Sophie!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1756 #

      And to you, Deb 🙂

  10. jade 20 December 2012 1930 #

    I was just in maui and can say any beach destination for Xmas time is a good idea to me! I loved getting away and just relaxing! Love your last shot- looks almost vintage looking.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1756 #

      Thanks Jade.

  11. Andrea 20 December 2012 2005 #

    Looks like paradise – wish we were having an island holiday this December/January!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1755 #

      Stavanger can be a bit wet this time of year 🙂

  12. Vera Marie Badertscher 21 December 2012 0325 #

    I’m sorry you can’t be there right now. Heck, I’m sorry that I can’t be there right now, and my climate is not even that cold! (What’s with your Comment Luv? Seems not to be working?) My Christmas greetings travel photos are at

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1751 #

      Not sure what happened to C. Luv – or the floating soc med buttons. Something odd in the digital air as the world isn’t ending. Will look into it.

  13. Salika Jay 21 December 2012 0718 #

    Timing can’t be any better to show some photos of warmer climates. These look really nice.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1749 #

      Thanks, Salika.

  14. Mary @ The World Is A Book 21 December 2012 0813 #

    Beautiful! I can almost feel thr tropical breeze. It’s been raining here in Southern California too so these are great for daydreaming. We were in Barbados on a cruise stop years ago and I guess we should have ventured beyond the town to appreciate its beauty.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1749 #

      I was there for eight days and didn’t see everything. Lovely island.

  15. Michele @ Malaysian Meanders 21 December 2012 1648 #

    I really like that last photo. It makes me want to hop a plane to Barbados. It’s still warm and tropical here in Malaysia.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1748 #

      Malaysia wouldn’t be bad this time of year either.

  16. Barbados Realtor 22 December 2012 1521 #

    The short of Cherry Tree Hill looking down East is truly beautiful.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1748 #

      It was a beautiful place 🙂

  17. memographer 22 December 2012 1717 #

    This is so beautiful and inviting. Nice to see green and blue in December. A Palm Alley shot is my favorite.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 1748 #

      Yeah, I like that one, too 🙂

  18. Cathy Sweeney 24 December 2012 0404 #

    I’m in the cold climes of northern Wisconsin right now. Very pretty with a light covering of snow, but a little time in Barbados is looking good to me. Enticing pics!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 1 January 2013 2127 #

      I imagine Wisconsin and Norway are similar this time of year 🙂

  19. Veronika 25 December 2012 1736 #

    OMG that’s beautiful! I wish I could fly away from this cold and frosty winterland to that paradise country…

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 1 January 2013 2128 #

      In the northern world you too, eh, Veronika?

  20. Ayngelina 3 January 2013 0027 #

    I would love to be there right now!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 4 January 2013 1808 #

      Me, too.

  21. Maria Falvey 26 December 2014 0618 #

    Great idea for such a frosty month… think I’ll book now for next year
    Happiest of Holidays to you Sophie

  22. Sam Burke 1 February 2016 1736 #

    It is a delight to read this article. I am salivating at the pics, knowing that this kind of setting is a balm for anyone in northern climes who desires sun, sea, and sand. Thanks for sharing

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