St. George’s Bermuda May 13-15,09
This is a fascinating, but expensive, place.
Bermuda is celebrating their 400 year anniversary this year. Amazing to think that this island has been continuously under British control since 1609. There are lots of buildings that date from that time as well. The architecture here is quite different than the other islands we have been to. The buildings are massive with smaller windows and heavy concrete(?) roofs. The roofs are whitewashed and have a unique washboard pattern and gutters to collect rain water. The buildings are brightly painted or whitewashed although the colours are a different tone than the colours down south.
Yesterday (the 14th) Nicko and I were on galley duty. It went pretty well we only had to cook lunch, grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. YUM!. We went on a shopping trip to get supplies for dinner which was a great beef and Guiness stew that Lynsey cooked up.
I guess my blog has attracted some attention as I was interviewed by Lisa Monforton of the Calgary Herald for an article in the Travel section of the paper.
Today David, John and I are going to head across the island to the Maritime Museum which is at the old Royal Dockyard. Should be interesting.
Just returned from our expedition to the Royal Dockyard and the Maritime Museum. We took a high speed ferry from St George’s direct to the Dockyard and spent the day wandering around and looking at the exhibits. The museum is built into the primary fort known a the Keep. There are a surprisingly large number of forts and gun emplacements here, very reminiscent of Gibraltar actually.
After lunch we took a bus back to St Georges which took about 2 hours and went through the main city of Hamilton. Bermuda is a very prosperous place! Hamilton is very busy and looks like it is booming.
Pictures to follow anon
So tomorrow morning we will leave Bermuda for our passage to Lunenberg. We will arrive there on Saturday May 23rd sometime. Strange to think that in one week I will be back in Canada having crossed the Atlantic and the Equator under sail “before the mast”. Hmmm…
Thanks for reading.