Bermuda Favorites

  • Street by the side of the craft market/cooperage
    Street by the side of the craft...
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    Jewelry and the checkout counter
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  • From the van 2011
    From the van 2011
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Bermuda Favorites

  • Bermuda Cedar

    The cedar is a wonderful aromatic rich looking wood that is endemic to Bermuda. That means it doesn't grow anywhere else. (It's also not really a cedar.) The first shipwrecked mariners used it to rebuild the Deliverance which took them on to Virginia. It is also extensively used for woodwork in places like St. Peters in St. George. There was even a...

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  • Blue water and Pink Sand

    Many people come to Bermuda for the beaches. The sand is ground up coral and limestone and it has a pinkish tinge to it. The water is lovely and clear, and (in the summer) warm because Bermuda is in the Gulf Stream.So if beaches are your thing, then I highly recommend the beaches of Bermuda to your attention. I personally am not a beach person. I...

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  • The TWO national cocktails

    I was really looking forward to trying out some of Bermuda's cocktail specialities. Considering that so many were based on rum (a personal favorite), I knew it would be an extra happy hour come drink time. :)Bermuda has two "national" cocktails. The first is called "The Dark and Stormy". Made from two parts Ginger Beer (a hairier version of ginger...

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  • Heard but seldom seen...whistling tree...

    Every evening, you'll here the gentle whistling sound made by millions of Bermuda tree frogs. Apparently, these little critters are tiny and difficult to set eyes upon. In fact, our hostess at the B&B, Marlie, indicated that she'd never actually seen one.But by golly, they're there. They make a distinct sound that I found somewhat peaceful...but...

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  • The noisy Kiskadee of Bermuda

    My wife and daughter are very much into birding, and were on the lookout for the local species. We never got a good look at the Bermuda Longtail, which is the bird locals seem most proud of.However, the kiskadee was everywhere...and they are NOISY. A very pretty bird that likes to chat, you'll be serenaded all over the island. The Kiskadee is...

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  • US Dollars/Bermudian Dollars. ...

    The "currency of the realm" for the islands is "The Bermuda Dollar". And this "Bermuda $$" is pegged at par to the value of the US Dollar. In fact, they're used interchangeably in Bermuda. Not only will EVERYONE accept the US dollar, in most cases, you'll get your change in US funds, both bills and coins. Occasionally, you'll receive a Bermuda...

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  • The SOUNDS of Bermuda (Calm Waters)

    Bermuda is, as you know, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. There is actually not a great deal of shallow waters around the island, and the Atlantic drops off to a much deeper body of water very quickly as you leave shore. And with Bermuda being out in the middle of "open ocean", the waters in the Atlantic can get kind of rough. Quite a few deep-sea...

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  • Gosling's Black Seal Rum (EXPORT TIPS,...

    THE national spirit of Bermuda is clearly Gosling's Black Seal rum. It's been bottled for hundreds of years, and is a legendary component of such Bermudian classics as the Dark and Stormy and the Rum Swizzle. "Black", as the locals call it, is good in any rum drink. A simple "black and coke" hits the spot, especially if they use the "hi-test"...

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  • Bermuda's Parishes, an overview

    Bermuda is made up of 9 "parishes". And although small, each has its own special claim to fame within the whole of Bermuda. Size? The entire island is only about 20 miles long. :)You've read that I used to live in Bermuda, some 45 years ago. My parents tell me that, back then, there were people living on the east end of the island (St. George's...

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  • Transportation Passes, your BEST deal

    Unlike almost anywhere else on earth on the tourist-friendly earth, Bermuda does NOT offer rental cars to visitors. You can rent cycles, if you have a death wish. But for most visitors, using Bermuda's buses and ferries is a cost-effective way of getting around the island. The ferry fares are pretty simple, if you're buying point to point. You pay...

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  • Release your Inner Pirate!

    The beaches with their rocky stacks and secluded grottos. This is a picture of Scott's first view of Horseshoe Bay - for him he thinks of pirates, shipwrecks and rum-running. For me this view reminds me of magical lands found in fairytale books. Depending on the light, the water can take on an almost mauve hue. My first view of these beaches was...

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  • Buses and maps

    There is no single place I would take a first time visitor except a walk, anywhere that was convenient. Lots of sights if they liked history and lots of places for scenery.What I would do is get a bus pass and use the buses and ferries to get a feel for the island and people.The other part of enjoying Bermuda is a good map, not just the bus route...

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  • Bermuda is a postcard come to life

    Everyone that visits Bermuda should spend at least some time on the beach or at least on a cliff or viewpoint that overlooks the ocean.Between the fresh, sea air and the view, anyone will walk away with a hearty appreciation of why people love and live in Bermuda. My fondest memory of Bermuda is spending time overlooking the aqua blue-green ocean...

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  • Don't Go

    Well I didn't like it. Wanna talk about fake, then come to Bermuda. The people aren't really nice at all, even though they try to act that way. VERY intolerant to other cultures etc. The whole experience was superficial, and I really feel sorry for the people who live there. I was taken back by the uptight, snobish atmosphere. And NO, I don't wanna...

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  • Bermuda--The Island

    Bermuda is located almost directly to the East of Charleston, South Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean--some distance from the coastline of the United States.This island is benignly overseen by the United Kingdom.

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  • Warm smiles at a place of worship

    In my experience of travel around the world one of the best place to meet local people is in there place of worship (if the are open and welcoming to the public) In Bermuda they are for sure. St John African Methodist Episcopal Church in the Harrington Sound Area - Parishes of Hamilton and Smith's Bermuda is just such a place. It is Bermuda's first...

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  • Scooter

    Rent a scooter. ride it around. Don't run out of gas. That's all I can say. It's the best way to enjoy this island. I normally wouldn't be able to afford such a place but I got the full benefits of a girlfriend's rich uncle. Exploring the lagoons along the beaches--crystal clear water, lots of fish. Photo to follow.

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  • Prepare yourself for ultimate...

    Ah...I would definitely go beach hopping, as each beach is unique in their surroundings. I miss the friends that I stayed with and I hope to see them again soon.

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  • The West End

    This is the West End. There's a huge difference between Hamilton (The City) and Hamilton (The Parish). I lived in Hamilton (Parish) and worked in Hamilton (City). Be it known, there are no street addresses. If you need to get to 24 Town Hill Road, and take a taxi, you'll be dropped off at Town Hill and get to walk the rest. The majority of Resorts...

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  • Where the Hell are We?

    This map shows the East End. Not a whole lot up here. The airport is in the upper right, St. Georges and St. Davids are to the right (so's Clearwater Beach - best kept secret in Bermuda). I live in the little bay area called Bailey's Bay on North Shore (that's the little blip towards the lower left).

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  • The little 'creatures' of Bermuda...

    I loved the little whistling tree frogs that come out at night. They are SO small....you'd almost mistake them for little poops!!! The tree frogs singing me to sleep every night.

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  • Bermuda - Pink Sand and Sun

    Horseshoe Beach is beautiful. If you turn to the right as you go onto the beach, you'll find a little cove area with great, protected snorkeling. I don't know if you're actually allowed (no signs were posted) but we climbed up even further and went to the other side to get this picture.

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  • hamilton waterfront,scenic and historic

    hamilton has a ferry service to dockyards and to gibs hill lighthouse the british dockyard gives the feel of old naval base. The gibs hill lighthouse gives a view of island and can see hamilton city from there.the ferry and bus are on same daily bus pass people are friendly and the bars are great

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  • Jeff and Leslie

    Break time at the Bermuda airport in 1943. Jeff the storekeeper manager and Leslie Musker a mechanic at that time later a Flight Engineer on Liberator B24 Bombers and other types of planes. HE was part of the crews who ferried these planes to Africa, India, Iran ( to be picked up by the Russians) See my Bahamas page for more details on these type...

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  • Leslie Musker working on a PBY engine

    The warm weather and sun Days off and visiting the island and the bars. Going to the beach or sailing with my friend Leslie Musker

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  • A GEM OF AN ISLAND

    TRAVEL ACROSS AND AROUND THE ISLANDIt is a beautiful gem of an island, especially from the air. Great place to sail in Hamilton harbor and around Darrell's Island. I spent 18 months there 1943,1944. I was with the Royal Air Force Transport Command. Loved the place for its climate and beaches and at that time the rum . I remember loving to ride a...

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  • Catalina PBY aircraft

    In a BOAC CLIPPER 'SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL' passed through here a couple of times in a hurry He was to take the destroyer"Duke of York" to return to England but enjoyed his clipper trip so much he decided to fly straight through to England with his staff SAVING 6 DAYS TRAVEL TIME 'MR.W. AVERELL HARRIMAN' ( Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin) who...

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  • REMEMBER THIS BIT OF HISTORY...

    11th of March, 1941 ( U.S. was not at war) THE LEND-LEASE BILL became law in the U.S.A Permitting the U.S. to sell aircraft and other war materials to THE BRITISH The problem was how to get them across the ocean to the AlliesTo combat this problem R.A.F. crews started to Fly plane s to the British Isles. THE RAF FERRY COMMAND was formed to take...

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  • THE SOMERS ISLES or BERMUDAS

    Go to the LINK BELOW to see pictures etc. of Bermuda on a page built by a Bermuda resident. ( A friend of mine who sent me a wonderful book called "THE FLYING BOATS OF BERMUDA" which covered the period and places I was at that time.)THE SOMERS ISLES or BERMUDA S The great weather, the ferry boat rides, the beaches, the sail boating, the bike...

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  • rock diving

    You are bound to see many small beaches (like just big enough for 2 or a few more)and any given point off the beaten path.My favorite is Tobacco Bay in St. Georges. It is actually quite large -but has refreshments and bathrooms. AMAZING rock sculptures protruding from the water are here (as well as all over)the water is usually so clear that if...

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  • Bermuda *Musts*

    When visiting Bermuda you absolutely must: Take a lot of patience and time with you, head toward Front Street, and hit the Cock & Feather Restaurant. (Locals used to call it the 'Prick and Tickle', and yes, I was one of them). Great Martoonies. Clearwater Beach (Site of the old US Military Base). Far enough away from St. David's to not instantly...

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  • Bermuda is not like most of the...

    People might be like, "what a statement to make!?" But this is not an insult but to clear up some confusion. It amazes me that many people think Bermuda is like some places of the Carribbean, that are in a 3rd world state. Bermuda, fortunately for us, is a very modern day thriving community. Poverty here is not like poverty in most of the islands...

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  • Mingle, mingle, mingle

    Bermuda's strongest attribute has always been and still is,her people. Being trapped on an island that is only 22 sq. miles long, most of us are ready to hear bout other places, no matter how small you may seem it is. Plus, with the talk, you may be taken to do things that aren't on the tourist guide.Pics soon to come.

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  • Check out the beautiful golf...

    Check out the beautiful golf courses. If you are a golf fan, the courses on Bermuda are stunning. I am not sure of the name of this golf course, but this is the view from Forest Hills. I'm not actually a golf fan myself, but appreciate the beautiful scenery.

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  • See as much of this island...

    See as much of this island nation as you can without being too touristy. Also take the ferry ride across the Great Sound at least once simply to enjoy the scenery. Feeling as though I had returned to a long lost home on my very first visit there.

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  • Swim with the dolphins!!! They...

    Swim with the dolphins!!! They are so silky and slippery to the touch, and very playful...Go for a captive swim like I did and your sure to have a beautiful time... The beaches and the people I bonded with...

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  • A friend of mine's (Eric)...

    A friend of mine's (Eric) father was located here on business for a few years so we stayed with his family in a beautiful home. Their home was actually pictured on a postcard we saw in one of the tourist traps on Front Street. Most people do not realize that Bermuda (photos) is not as far south (geographically) as the Caribbean. I visited Bermuda...

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  • A good place to begin your...

    A good place to begin your visit to St. George’s is in King’s Square. Located in the center of town, it’s the hub of St. George’s life, and most residents pass through it regularly. The first stop on the square should be the Visitors Service Bureau, where you can pick up information about the parish and town activities.As you stroll around King’s...

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  • Sandy's ParishLocated on...

    Sandy's ParishLocated on Somerset Island, Somerset Long Bay is also the site of a nature preserve. Because its waters are shallow and tranquil, it is highly suitable for non-swimmers and children; public rest rooms are available. Although it is not among the islands' premier beaches, it does offer sunbathers exposure to very pleasant midday and...

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  • Try visiting the Bermua...

    Try visiting the Bermua Perfume Factory. The tour is a little lack luster, but the scents will forever remind you of the island... for the ladies Oleander is absolutely amazing, and for the gents, I really liked Bravo. Taking a spill on our scooter at Warwick Long Bay (j/k). Actually, after countless attempts to try to find the Natural Arches, on...

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  • Have you penny! At the...

    Have you penny! At the commercial center, there was a machine that could transform pennies. We could put 51¢, choose a model out of 4 and turn the crank. The penny got out flattened with an ovale form, with the model choosen engraved on one side and nothing on the other side. Guess which one I choose? « I survived the Bermuda mopeds

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  • WEATHER : Bermuda is a little...

    WEATHER : Bermuda is a little less South than I thought, but the temperature was perfect to visit (between 18 and 22 degrees, with a lot of humidity in January). Unfortunately, it was a bit too cold to swim, but Alain did a little dip. As for me, I swam in the outdoor pool of the Southampton Princess, and it was heated. Great!!

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  • TASTE THEIRE BLACK RUM :...

    TASTE THEIRE BLACK RUM : Another interesting aspect of Bermuda is their black rum. It is delicious! They serve this with a soft drink called Ginger Beer. It’s like a rootbeer, but with ginger. Together with the rum, they call a Black’n Stormy. It very good, with or without rum. Pretty sweet though. As for the rum, it is quite strong. Wait to buy...

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  • RUMCAKE : They also make...

    RUMCAKE : They also make rumcake. Wow! Délicious. The best cake I ever ate! Furthermore, you can keep it out of the fridge for more than a year (before you open it). But for a very small cake of 4 oz (approx. 10 cm / 4 po.), it would cost approx. 8$ US and 25$US for a one pound cake (½ kilo)! Really good, it’s a...

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  • Check out the beaches! Visit...

    Check out the beaches! Visit the resturants. Go to St. George's if you like history...the streets will take you back into time! If you are renting a scooter, drive the entire island. It is small enough that you can get a glimpse of its entire beauty quickly! If you can, look out the window of the airplane when you get close enough to the island....

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