In retrospect: Barbados in December

2016-01-03T01:57:10+00:0018 December 2012|Barbados, Seasonal, current, Travel photos|

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

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  1. ItalianNotes 19 December 2012 at 0945 - Reply

    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 at 1345 - Reply

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

  2. Leigh 19 December 2012 at 1639 - Reply

    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 at 1344 - Reply

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

  3. budget jan 20 December 2012 at 0427 - Reply

    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 at 1343 - Reply

      North Queensland – perpetual warmth there, no?

  4. Jackie Smith 20 December 2012 at 0725 - Reply

    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 at 1343 - Reply

      Seattle sounds a lot like Oslo.

  5. [email protected] 20 December 2012 at 0830 - Reply

    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 at 1343 - Reply

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

  6. Masayoshi Terashima 20 December 2012 at 0908 - Reply

    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 at 1342 - Reply

      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 at 1312 - Reply

    Beautiful place to visit 🙂

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 20 December 2012 at 1342 - Reply

      It really was 🙂

  8. InsideJourneys 20 December 2012 at 1853 - Reply

    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 at 1756 - Reply

      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 at 1756 - Reply

      And to you, Deb 🙂

  10. jade 20 December 2012 at 1930 - Reply

    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 at 1756 - Reply

      Thanks Jade.

  11. Andrea 20 December 2012 at 2005 - Reply

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

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 at 1755 - Reply

      Stavanger can be a bit wet this time of year 🙂

  12. Vera Marie Badertscher 21 December 2012 at 0325 - Reply

    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 at 1751 - Reply

      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 at 0718 - Reply

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

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 at 1749 - Reply

      Thanks, Salika.

  14. Mary @ The World Is A Book 21 December 2012 at 0813 - Reply

    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 at 1749 - Reply

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

  15. Michele @ Malaysian Meanders 21 December 2012 at 1648 - Reply

    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 at 1748 - Reply

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

  16. Barbados Realtor 22 December 2012 at 1521 - Reply

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

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 22 December 2012 at 1748 - Reply

      It was a beautiful place 🙂

  17. memographer 22 December 2012 at 1717 - Reply

    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 at 1748 - Reply

      Yeah, I like that one, too 🙂

  18. Cathy Sweeney 24 December 2012 at 0404 - Reply

    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 at 2127 - Reply

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

  19. Veronika 25 December 2012 at 1736 - Reply

    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 at 2128 - Reply

      In the northern world you too, eh, Veronika?

  20. Ayngelina 3 January 2013 at 0027 - Reply

    I would love to be there right now!

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 4 January 2013 at 1808 - Reply

      Me, too.

  21. Maria Falvey 26 December 2014 at 0618 - Reply

    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 at 1736 - Reply

    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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