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Bermuda was first settled in 1609,  when Admiral George Somers and 150 others, were shipwrecked here aboard the the Sea Venture, on their way to the Jamestown colony in Virginia.  They spent  ten months here and built two ships, the Deliverance and the Patience, from Bermuda cedar and materials stripped from the Sea Venture,  Most of the survivors sailed on the two new ships to Jamestown to find the colony decimated. George Somers later returned to Bermuda where he died.

Docked at a friends house in Salt Kettle bayA replica of the Deliverance can be seen in St Georges harbour.

It is a beautiful island with lots of greenery and coral coloured houses with white, coral roofs.

There are few cars on the island and tourists use public transport (taxis or buses) or hire scooters. It is quite scary to see inexperienced scooter drivers weaving their way along the narrow roads.

Bermuda is blessed with wonderful beaches, crystal clear waters, and loads of history.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 31-Dec-1981

St Georges

St Georges is a delightfully quaint village steeped in English history.

We came into the customs dock to clear in, and then went out to anchor for a few days. We then came in and rafted up at Somer's Wharf.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 21-May-2005

Somerset Dockyard (Excursion)

We caught the ferry from Hamilton to Somerset to see the historic dockyard.

The dockyard is a facinating place with old warehouses converted into a modern mall with fine restaurants and shops.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 21-May-2005

Passage from St Georges to Hamilton (Waterway)

This is definitely not for navigation and only approximates the route. Care and attention and good charts are needed to follow a well marked cruise ship channel between the island and the hazardous coral barrier reefs to the north .

Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 24-Oct-2008

Horseshoe Bay Beach (Beach)

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Oct-2008

Gibb's Hill Lighthouse (Point of Interest)

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Oct-2008

The worlds shortest bascule bridge (Point of Interest)

Originally built in 1620, the lifting part of this bridge is only about 18" (46cm)long (or wide, I suppose), just wide enough to allow sailing skiffs to pass through without dropping their masts.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Oct-2008

Crystal Caves (Point of Interest)

Fantastic stalactites and stalagmites
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Oct-2008

Swizzle Inn (Bar)

The Swizzle Inn near Bailey's Bay is another compulsory stop.  The motto of the bar is Swizzle Inn and Swagger out.

This is the oldest bar in Bermuda and the home of the rum swizzle, a delightful drink made of Goslings Black Rum and fruit juices. It is a delicious drink served by the pitcher, that tastes like more and more.....

It is best to rely on public transport and certainly not drive your scooter after a visit here.


Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Oct-2008


Hamilton is the capital of Bermuda. It is a pretty town focussed on tourists and shopping. Some exclusive clothing and perfume shops to choose from, and many wonderful restaurants and bars.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 31-May-2005