Thursday, January 18, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #4 - What I Miss About Bermuda

Thirteen Things I miss about BERMUDA

  1. The sand on Horseshoe Beach – the pink sand gets its color from millions of tiny crushed skeletons of the formanifera coral
  2. Scuba diving on the reefs and shipwrecks, of which there are many, many! Bermuda boasts the northern most tropical reef system in the world, and though it's not as colorful as the Pacific reefs, it's worth seeing -- from under the surface.
  3. The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo – small but excellent, my kids loved going at least once a week
  4. The wahoo at the Black Horse Tavern (a local eatery, worth the rude service)
  5. The view of a winter sunset off of Church Bay (blinding to drive into, but lovely to watch)
  6. Walking the railway trail on North Shore to catch the summer sunset
  7. ALWAYS seeing friends and familiar faces at Lindo’s Family Market (usually when I've not put on makeup!)
  8. Where else can you see grown men, businessmen, in shorts & kneesocks, riding mopeds!
  9. Seeing pods of humpback whales cruise the waters off the south shore in April
  10. Flying kites on Good Friday
  11. Making/eating Cassava pie at Christmas and Easter (this is a savory pie, not a sweet. TONS of cals!)
  12. Sunday brunching - Bermudians take this very seriously, dress to the nines and eat for hours.
  13. Pre-hurricane shopping – call me crazy, but I loved the frantic panic-shopping we all did for water, plywood, candles, batteries, etc… mostly for nothing because the hurricanes usually missed us. But there was this amazing sense of one-ness. No racial tension, no political agenda,… just water and candles!

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Anonymous said...

Bermuda sounds delightful -- sounds like a great place not only to visit but to live. :)

Christine said...

I would love to go to Bermuda! Someday when I have money (HA!) I would love to take my family and go on a trip. Either there or Mexico to see the ruins.

K T Cat said...

Tropical Islands! How dare you tease us like this when it's so cold!


You've made me want to find photos of Bermuda now.

Amy Ruttan said...

Ah Bermuda, ok, you've sold me even more on wanting to visit there. What's Wahoo anyways?

Charlotte said...

I'd love to go to Bermuda or any of the islands.. some day! Great list!

Joely Sue Burkhart said...

I've never been to Bermuda or any island -- but it sounds like paradise! Happy TT!

Rene said...

I went to Bermuda about 5 years ago and just had a ball. The only problem was I was pregnant and couldn't ride a scooter. What I liked most about Bermuda was how nice the people were. Everyone I met was so nice and helpful. We are planning a return trip only it is pretty far for us. But we will. I stayed in Hamilton at the Princess which had an awesome afternoon tea.

Happy TT!

Gabriella Hewitt said...

Ahhh... dreaming of cool sand beneath my toes. Wishing I was there...

Excitement. Suspense. Passion.

Dark Water -- Samhain Publishing; Fall 2007

Wylie Kinson said...

Hey all -- thanks for posting!

Amy - Wahoo is a tasty fish found in local waters.

Rene - missing the moped experience is not a bad thing! Those curvy narrow roads can be a hazzard to tourists -- especially since Bermudians drive on the opposite side of the road to North Americans!

Christine - yes, do go. It's delightful and there are direct flights from Halifax on Saturdays, if I'm not mistaken! Mexico (or parts of) is nice, but you'll find Bermuda's British and Caribbean influences very charming.

she said...

I've never been to Bermuda, but my hubby visited over a decade ago and still talks about it as if it were heaven.

Racy Li said...

Silly girl! Why'd you leave Bermuda in the first place?! :)

Colleen Gleason said...

I'd probably miss all those things about Bermuda...if I'd ever been there!

Lucky you. The closest I've come is the Cayman Islands...three times...but it's been years.

Great TT and thanks for stopping by mine!

Dauphyfan said...

Thanks for checking out my blog. I've never been scuba diving. I'm a scared of swimming in the ocean, let alone being under all that water. However, I do love to look at it and play in the tides. Great list!

Kate R said...

hey Bermuda's where my dad grew up. The place is still loaded with Rothwells. We went there a couple of times when I was a kid to visit relatives. Apparently the visits were unpleasant (family tension) but I didn't notice. I loved the place.

Kate Pearce said...

Bermuda sounds beautiful...I had some neighbours in London who came from there and I just loved their smooth accents.
I notice you are reading my book-Antonia's Bargain-I hope you like it! Let me know!