25 Apr 2013

[Cruise News] St George's, Bermuda

The long trousers were out the morning after we arrived in Bermuda - it really is a lot cooler than the Bahamas.  We went ashore to explore St George's (a UNESCO world heritage site) and no sooner were we ashore than we bumped into a couple we last saw on the pontoon in Las Palmas.  They had arrived a couple of days before us from the Dominican Republic and after a chat in the town square, where the annual Peppercorn Ceremony was underway, we arranged to have drinks and dinner that evening.

After 6 days at sea, and the Bahamas where things were fairly primitive, Bermuda is somewhat of a revelation.  Everything is well maintained, neat and tidy and feels very British.  There is a good selection of shops and some interesting and colourful old houses.  All in all, a good feel to the place.

Today we caught the local bus service down to Hamilton and spent a couple of hours exploring what is basically a very modern and affluent city.  After lunch we took the ferry across to the Naval Dockyard but got caught out in heavy rain so as soon as the next ferry arrived we hopped on it to return to St George's.  It was a good day out and nice to see more of the island.