North Point Barbados Cactus Carvings
There’s something about traveling someplace special that spurs a lot of us to leave behind some sort of a record of our visit. College flags and hats at Reggae Beach in St Kitts. License plates at Sunshine’s in Nevis. Anything and everything at Charlie’s Bar in Aruba. No matter where many people go, they just can’t help but make their own special impression on the places they love. At North Point Barbados, I found that this desire to immortalize our movements even extends to plant life.
These cacti are located right at the entrance to the Animal Flower Caves at North Point, Barbados. As Patrick points out here, this is one of the busiest attractions in Barbados, especially when a cruise ship is in town. It’s a point made plain in the natural graffiti.
There are dozens of names and inscriptions here. Many carry dates, or express a romantic sentiment of some kind. Nothing raw or X-rated, mind you. (At least not that I saw). Just innocent scribbles like Lynn + Rick, T+T Russell 2010, or Sharifa ♡.
There was no one around to ask when we visited North Point Barbados, so I’m not sure if the practice is frowned upon. It’s certainly no problem, though, finding an old nail or other sharp object lying around near the cacti with which you can carve your own little message next time you’re in Barbados.
In fact, look closely when you get here. You may even find a message from your friends at Uncommon Caribbean…