We’ve seen Bermuda from King’s Wharf to Hamilton. But how does one travel between the two? By Ferry, of course.
Well, you can take the bus, but the ferry is more fun. Unfortunately it was the off season, so there was no ferry connecting to St. George. Thus, we decided to forego a trip to this quaint part of the island on this go. Perhaps I’ll dig into my archives from previous trips and post a few photographs of St. George at a later date.
As for now, however, we’re taking the ferry. Below were the shots I took from the ferry as we travelled from King’s Wharf to Hamilton.
As you peruse these photographs, contemplate what might be next. This trip isn’t anywhere near over. Tune in later this week to see the next ports of call.
Hamilton, the capital of Bermuda, exudes a charm that at first glance is typically English. But the more you delve into the city, the more you feel its subtropical roots. There are palm trees everywhere.
Where else can you find traditional pubs, Irish linen stores, red English telephone booths, massive stone cathedrals, and palm trees? The dichotomy is quite startling as you begin to take it all in.
In the following series of photographs you’ll see the Parliament building, two WWI/WWII memorials, some really great old churches amidst palm trees, and the colorful storefronts that line the Front Street, which runs along the port.
This was my third journey to Bermuda and Ursula’s fourth. Our ship docked at King’s Wharf, which is what we’ll view today.
King’s Wharf is a cluster of former military structures and fortifications, many of which have been converted over into retail shops, restaurants, and bars. Even so, the area maintains its military flavor.
You can also spot the English influence that permeates the culture here. The first clues, of course, are the plethora of traditional red English telephone booths. If those weren’t enough to clue you in, then the motor traffic is. These islanders drive on the left side of the road, and most of the vehicles are right-hand drive.
King’s Wharf is also a great place to take pictures of boats of all sizes, shapes, and functions. There is a very active shipyard here, and there are always many boats under repair at any given time.
Friday we’ll run around the capital city of Hamilton. Meanwhile: