Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

  • Royal Naval Cemetery from the road
    Royal Naval Cemetery from the road
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  • Saint Josephs Roman Catholic church - yellow
    Saint Josephs Roman Catholic church -...
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  • Bermuda Royal Navy Cemetery from the road
    Bermuda Royal Navy Cemetery from the...
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Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

  • WW II

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    I have marked in the route from Elizabeth City North Carolina U.S.A to Bermuda and from Bermuda (all the way no stops) to Scotland in the U.K. for the PBY,S and the route to the Azores and then to Lisbon Portugal for the CLIPPER PASSENGER SERVICE (PAN AM AND BRITISH OVERSEAS AIR SERVICE.The only ones crossing the ocean at this time. PBM's in...

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  • Gardens and Parks

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    In the Botanical Gardens, visit historic 'Camden', the official residence of the Premier. No Premiers have actually lived there, but receptions and dinner parties are regularly held at the residence. There is a beautiful cedar-panelled dining room, which is said to have taken up to thirty years to complete. Camden sustained some damage during a...

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  • Bermuda Railway Trail

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    You can rent bikes for a relitively low fee at a variety of bike rental places and ride them on the old Rail Trail which runs almost the whole lenth of the island. There are some places where it is paved. Believe it or not, you may see a car on some parts because for some peole, driving on a short stretch of this trail is the only way to get to...

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  • Beaches

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    I did not stay here but visited the cove and a friends advice was it was a good area to stay. Astwood Cove apartments is report as a very reasonably priced. It looked and the has most secluded beach. Astwood Cove apartments is report ed as a very reasonably priced $155. It has most secluded beach because the beach is a little hard to get down to....

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  • Rum, Rum Cake and Bars

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    This was a GREAT time! It is a little pricey but worth it! We had a great dinner, enjoyed the scenic beach area of this small get away and danced and drank with the Hawkins Island crowd. It was a lot of FUN! Pictures will come shortly - I just got here - Sorry! I have to scan my pix in! Thx for being patient!

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  • Heritage Passport

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    There is a Heritage Bermuda Passport like there was for Barbados. It is really not given enough publicity - very few people know about it. "The Heritage Passport "Now you can enjoy Bermuda's top eight cultural attractions for one low price. $25 for adults and $15.00 for children 6-16 years of age." [Note: some places say the ticket is $35, but we...

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  • Scooters

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    If you have need for medical services in Bermuda, the main general hospital is the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital over in Paget Parish. (7 Point Finger Road, just south of Berry Hill Road) If you're bunged up in a cycle accident, this is where the ambulance will dispatch you. The hospital has a standard emergency room and trauma center, and can...

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  • Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    Because I you really can't get to this lighthouse from the bus without walking about 10 minutes from the bus stop, I had put off visiting until we came in 2011 and had a private tour. We went there first because our guide Duke said that if we waited, the parking lot would be too full to even get the taxi into. Here we got out and walked around and...

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  • St George Museums

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    This location on what is now called Church Folly Lane was originally site of the house for the Governor which was built after Samuel Day refused to vacate the house he built when he was Governor in 1700. There was a Governor's house on the site until 1815 which it was demolished to make way for a church which was to replace Saint Peters in town....

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  • Moongates

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    Moongates can be found all over Bermuda. The Legend says that people who walk through a Moongate, especially young lovers and honeymooners, are blessed with good luck. My wife and I found a Moongate during our first visit to Bermuda and decided to follow tradition and walk through.

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  • Hamilton Museums

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    In 1995, when we walked up to the bus station (which we had to do as there were no buses out to the Princess), we always went by City Hall on Church Street. You could see the bronze Sea Venture replica wind vane from near the bus station. (see photo 5) The Sea Venture, which was wrecked off the uninhabited Bermudas in 1609 was commemorated in...

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  • Waterville

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    Duke took us to Waterville, which was the private residence of the Trimminghams is now the headquarters of the Bermuda National Trust. This was originally a place where sailors could come in to shop. Trimminghams, which is no longer in business because the children aren't interested in running it. What he wanted to show us was a water lily pond...

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  • Dockyard - Sandy's Parish

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    I really did not want to put this in the must see activities but going to the perfume factory is something that you can do and is interesting.... If you have never been to a place like this take the tour and you will enjoy it.. If you love flowers than you will like the area..

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  • Somerset Bridge

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    in 1963, we got off the bus here to see this bridge. Bus routes # 7 and # 8 and the ferry stop here. In 1995, we just looked over at the bridge from the ferry on the way back from the Dockyard. But in 2004, we went to see this little bridge again. We came in by ferry and left by bus this time. I would really like to see the bridge in operation, but...

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  • Fishing,

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    Fishing, if that's what you enjoy doing! There are many many great places for fishing. Bermuda is a paradise for people who love golfing, fishing, scuba diving, and all sorts of activities related to the sea. You can even hire a boat, go deep sea fishing. This is a place near the Astwood park. We rode our little scooters with our fishing gear (the...

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  • Gates Fort

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    This was as close as I got to Gates Fort which is at the end of St. George Island and is a perfect spot to see boats and small ships coming through Town Cut into St. George's Harbour. It is also an ideal spot for a picnic. It was first shown on a map published in 1636, and has been the object of heated discussion as to the correct name. Should it...

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  • Bermuda Regiment

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    Bermuda maintains a small defense force. I doubt it forms a full regiment, more liek a battalion or a few comapanies. Nevertheless, you will periodically see them about the island. There is one base along South Road where they were seen marching on the parade ground and generally going about the business of any military anywhere. They also have...

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  • Architecture

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    Visit the homes in Bermuda!Bermuda houses are hurricane proof ! They are built out of reinforced concrete block, with incredible foundations. In the old days the houses were built with Bermuda Stone. The coral slate roof tops are very sturdy. All houses in Bermuda have a white roof top coated with limestone which helps to keep the water in the...

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  • Caves. ..

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    The Crystal Caves. It is a set of caves that has very clear and deep pools of water. One cave had a small statue (3-8' high) and you could see it looking down 100' into the water. Very quick to see, but worth it.

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  • Pottery

    Bermuda Off The Beaten Path

    Located in St. George's is The Bermuda Pottery. It is a small establishment right on the street that leads to the point where cruise ships dock. The owner/artist is Abby and she is easy to talk to. Her work is excellent and she is most appreciative of your stopping by. She has a beautiful selection of handcrafted pottery (dishes, vases, napkin...

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  • Waterville

    Duke took us to Waterville, which was the private residence of the Trimminghams is now the headquarters of the Bermuda National Trust. This was originally a place where sailors could come in to shop. Trimminghams, which is no longer in business because the children aren't interested in running it.What he wanted to show us was a water lily pond...

    more
  • Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

    Because I you really can't get to this lighthouse from the bus without walking about 10 minutes from the bus stop, I had put off visiting until we came in 2011 and had a private tour. We went there first because our guide Duke said that if we waited, the parking lot would be too full to even get the taxi into. Here we got out and walked around and...

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  • Party with the locals at Hawkins Island!

    This was a GREAT time! It is a little pricey but worth it! We had a great dinner, enjoyed the scenic beach area of this small get away and danced and drank with the Hawkins Island crowd. It was a lot of FUN!Pictures will come shortly - I just got here - Sorry! I have to scan my pix in! Thx for being patient!

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  • Sea Venture over City Hall & Arts Center

    In 1995, when we walked up to the bus station (which we had to do as there were no buses out to the Princess), we always went by City Hall on Church Street. You could see the bronze Sea Venture replica wind vane from near the bus station. (see photo 5)The Sea Venture, which was wrecked off the uninhabited Bermudas in 1609 was commemorated in...

    more
  • Premier House

    In the Botanical Gardens, visit historic 'Camden', the official residence of the Premier. No Premiers have actually lived there, but receptions and dinner parties are regularly held at the residence. There is a beautiful cedar-panelled dining room, which is said to have taken up to thirty years to complete. Camden sustained some damage during a...

    more
  • Moongates

    Moongates can be found all over Bermuda. The Legend says that people who walk through a Moongate, especially young lovers and honeymooners, are blessed with good luck. My wife and I found a Moongate during our first visit to Bermuda and decided to follow tradition and walk through.

    more
  • Unfinished Cathedral

    This location on what is now called Church Folly Lane was originally site of the house for the Governor which was built after Samuel Day refused to vacate the house he built when he was Governor in 1700. There was a Governor's house on the site until 1815 which it was demolished to make way for a church which was to replace Saint Peters in town....

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  • Confederate Museum was the Globe Hotel

    This building with the typical twin chimneys was called the Confederate Museum when we were there in 1995. We didn't go because I thought it cost too much. It is now called the Bermuda National Trust Museum at the Globe Hotel. The Bermuda-Online website says:"It began life as Bermuda's second Government House - dwelling and seat of power of the...

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  • Heritage Passport

    There is a Heritage Bermuda Passport like there was for Barbados. It is really not given enough publicity - very few people know about it."The Heritage Passport"Now you can enjoy Bermuda's top eight cultural attractions for one low price. $25 for adults and $15.00 for children 6-16 years of age."[Note: some places say the ticket is $35, but we only...

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  • Carriage House Museum

    The carriage museum in St. George is interesting and it was free. We visited in 1995, and intended to go again in 2004 but did not have time. This museum is part of a multimillion-dollar waterfront restoration that includes several shops and the Carriage House Restaurant at Somer's Wharf. It is now the site of a restaurant and I'm not sure whether...

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  • Tucker House

    I intended to go to Tucker House, but we didn't have time. It was at 5 Water Street. We passed it on the walk up from the cruise ship dock. It is one of the Bermuda Trust properties, notable because it was the home of Bermuda President of the Governor’s Council Henry Tucker who moved into the house in 1775; his family remained there until 1809. The...

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  • Verdmont

    Although the Bermuda National Trust says that Verdmont is "easily reached by the #1 bus from either Hamilton or St. George's" that's not really true. It is really very difficult to get to on the bus. You have to get off the bus and walk up the hill. The buses run every half hour. When we were finished with our visit, we walked back to the bus stop....

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  • Bermuda Historical Society Museum in...

    On Wednesday afternoon (in 1995) after we got back from the Dockyard and the weather cleared up, we walked around downtown Hamilton and shopped. I had heard that the Historical Society Museum was in the Library and was free, so we visited. They were having a quilt exhibit there. The website has additional photos of the outside of the building. It...

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  • If your beaten path leaves you beaten...

    If you have need for medical services in Bermuda, the main general hospital is the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital over in Paget Parish. (7 Point Finger Road, just south of Berry Hill Road) If you're bunged up in a cycle accident, this is where the ambulance will dispatch you.The hospital has a standard emergency room and trauma center, and can...

    more
  • Rum lovers? I bet you didn't know...

    The official rum of Bermuda is widely considered to be Gosling's Black Seal. However, if you wanted to list the world's best-known rums, Bacardi would probably top the list. Originally hailing from the island of Cuba, the Bacardi rum product is a favorite of rum lovers everywhere.You might find it interesting to know that Bacardi Rum company is...

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  • Friends to the Confederacy

    A lot of people don't realize that Bermuda played a fairly significant role in the American Civil War. During the war, Great Britain (and their Bermuda colony) sided with the American South, aka the Confederate States of America. This may come as a surprise, considering that so many people believe that the sole purpose of the American Civil War was...

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  • The Bermuda Regiment

    Bermuda maintains a small defense force. I doubt it forms a full regiment, more liek a battalion or a few comapanies. Nevertheless, you will periodically see them about the island. There is one base along South Road where they were seen marching on the parade ground and generally going about the business of any military anywhere. They also have...

    more
  • Rent Bikes and Ride the old Train Trail

    You can rent bikes for a relitively low fee at a variety of bike rental places and ride them on the old Rail Trail which runs almost the whole lenth of the island. There are some places where it is paved. Believe it or not, you may see a car on some parts because for some peole, driving on a short stretch of this trail is the only way to get to...

    more
  • Somerset Bridge in Sandy's Parish

    in 1963, we got off the bus here to see this bridge. Bus routes # 7 and # 8 and the ferry stop here. In 1995, we just looked over at the bridge from the ferry on the way back from the Dockyard. But in 2004, we went to see this little bridge again. We came in by ferry and left by bus this time. I would really like to see the bridge in operation, but...

    more
  • Off the Beaten trail literally --...

    The Bermudians love this part of their history and many talk about the Old Rattle and Shake but the Bermuda Railway only lasted 17 short years from 1931 until 1948. What records it set as the slowest and most expensive railway ever built but in some way the Bermudians are even proud of that and they should be. In 1984 the Railway Trail was named a...

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  • Astwood Cove Warwick

    I did not stay here but visited the cove and a friends advice was it was a good area to stay. Astwood Cove apartments is report as a very reasonably priced. It looked and the has most secluded beach. Astwood Cove apartments is report ed as a very reasonably priced $155. It has most secluded beach because the beach is a little hard to get down to....

    more
  • Bermuda Railway Trail

    Bermuda had no motorized transport before 1931, when the most costly railway per mile anywhere was built. Until 1946 it was the only form of public motorized transport in Bermuda. Otherwise it was by horse and carriage or boat. Cars were not allowed until 1939 for the American and British military and 1948 for local residents. When the national bus...

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  • Par-la-Ville Park

    Behind the post office on Queen Street in downtown Hamilton, Par-la-Ville Park was once the private garden of the island's first postmaster (1819). Mr. Perot enjoyed finding exotic plants from throughout the world and placing them in Par-la-Ville. In 1847, in planted an Indian rubber tree seed that has grown to a huge size. Mark Twain once said...

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  • Tom Moore's Jungle

    Most tourists tend to flock to the beaches. However, I suggest that you might want to visit Tom Moore's Jungle. It is a nice little hike and you might just be able to locate a very private lagoon. It is simply beautiful and a wonderful place to just relax and appreciate the peaceful surroundings.

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  • Press before you walk

    If you are at a crosswalk without a traffic light, all you have to do is stand in the crosswalk and all traffic stops. If you are at a traffic light, just press the button and take a picture. :)

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