As we huddled in a chilly* parking lot at predawn waiting for a band of lit up aliens to come forth through the cane field, it was time to go over the checklist one more time...
Extra batteries. Check.
Water bottle tightened. Check.
Sunglasses for when the sun actually rises. Check.
Fear of breaking an ankle in a remote sugar cane field. Double Check.
On the third Sunday of each year hundreds of hikers (and a handful of runners!) get together and trek 26 miles across the island of Barbados along the old train track. The train ran for 30 years hauling sugar and people from the capital of Bridgetown all the way to the remote and jagged east coast and the tiny town of Belleplaine. For this run, the "train" of humans makes the "stops" of the old railway station, picking up new hikers or runners and meeting their support cars with food, water, etc.