Sink Hole in Barbuda
12 March 2016
Three and half miles north-east of Codrington is Darby Cave, a spectacular sink hole in the middle of the Highlands . George Jefferies picked us at Palmetto point to take the hike into see the sink hole, stopping first at the ruins of the Codrington family.
The hike from there took about 45 minutes. Chris and I have gone twice now. George pointed out varies plants and trees while we hiked to the sink hole.. It is well worth the long walk to see the huge deep hole suddenly appear in front of you and wonder how it got there - the tops of tall palm trees are suddenly at eye level! Darby Sink Hole is over three hundred feet in diameter and around seventy feet deep. One side of the hole has been greatly undercut and stalactites up to eight feet long have formed under the overhang. The vegetation resembles a mini rainforest with palms & ferns. We saw a good size Iguana basking in the sun.