Smith's Parish, Bermuda
This is the SS Denmark (kinda looks like the "Ghost Ship"), but this was an event that drew thousands out to view almost 200 antique and modern vessels passing through the ship channel. Awesome in scope, and fantastic to view. Considering this happened right in our backyard, we had a slew (nautically speaking) of People on the terrace to witness it.
Address: Bailey's Bay, Bermuda
Directions: Kind of on the West Side, North Shore
I did not have much time to look for Birds on this trip but would love to get the chance to. Near my hotel each morning there were White-tailed Tropicbirds which are common in Bermuda in March when I was there (as this is the breeding season) but are very rare elsewhere. They were a wonderful show to watch in the early morning darting about with their long twin tail feathers.
On the beach there were a few very friendly Ruddy Turnstone who seemed to like getting their photo taken I could walk right up to them.
In the Spring in Bermuda you can see brightly colored birds in breeding plumage. Blue Grosbeaks, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, Indigo Buntings, Scarlet tanagers.
Address: Any Beach
Directions: Bermuda Audubon society manages the folowing areas
Somerset Long Bay
Winifred Gibbins Nature Reserve
Blue Hole Park
Hog Bay Park
Vistas GALORE from the top of Town Hill Road. This is a residential area that most (if not all) tourists will never see. This is the closest to the top you can get, well, me anyway. Just in front, the body of water is Harrington Sound. Beyond that (across the tree-line) is the Atlantic Ocean. At night, this view is spectacular, and if a Cruise Ship is coming in, all the lights are awesome.
Address: 24 Town Hill Road - Flatts
Directions: Residential area, please don't visit here. Mavis will smack the poop outta anyone on their property.
During the day, we stayed at the beach. The most beautiful water around, the people-watching was great and the weather was fantastic. Later on that night we went to the Swizzle Inn, where their motto was swizzle in-stagger out. We definitely staggered out!
Spittal Pond is a 60-acre nature park, and is open for all to roam on foot. There are more than 25 species of waterfowl that spend winter at this park.
This is also the location of the original Spanish Rock. This rock was found by early settlers with a rough carving of the date 1543, and some other illegible inscriptions. It was determined that in 1543, a Portuguese ship was shipwrecked on the island and the carvings were thought to be the initials R P (for Rex Portugaline), and the badge of the Portuguese Order of Christ. The original rock was removed to prevent further damage by weather erosion, and there is now a bronze casting in its place.
In a word, HORTICULTURE ! You *must* take a nature walk through Spittal Pond, one of the Island's greater Nature Reserves (South Shore Road, a fer piece 'Up de Rooooad' from John Smith's Bay). Gravitate toward the beauty of the Mighty Bermuda Cedar Trees (famous here for their residential/industrial usage, and, dangit , they smell great!) Imagine a clod of Touristas olifactically snorting a tree... it's *quite* a sight (and it's only a quarter on the bus. South Shore, St. George's route).