MS Prinsendam departed Ponta Delgada, Azores, on May 7 and headed west. Five days, 1,940 nautical miles/2,230 statute miles/3,590 kilometers later we arrived off Bermuda, where we tendered into the town of St. George’s.
By now we had lived on MS Prinsendam for forty-nine days, with five days remaining on this almost two-month voyage. And, no, we were not yet homesick!
We wasted little time in St. Georgia’s, as we knew we’d be back later in the day. So, we hopped a ferry and headed Bermuda’s capital, Hamilton. Hamilton is a charming town with some really fun buildings to photograph:
Both of the shops above are worth a visit, by the way. The Irish Linen Shop is a great place for everything from, of course, linens and knickknacks to fragrances and silver dining accents. Gosling Brothers Limited is a liquor shop specializing in rums. Ursula and I visit both shops on whenever we travel to Bermuda.
Leaving behind Hamilton, we traveled to King’s Wharf and the Royal Navy Dockyard. Here you’ll find a fun shopping venue in the guise of the converted naval storehouse known as the Clocktower building. Today it is the Clocktower Mall.
A short walk from the Clocktower Mall is a shipyard behind which you’ll find more shops and a restaurant:
Later in the day we returned to St. George’s. Here we found a replica of the early 17th century pinnace Deliverance. Deliverance was one of two ships sent from Bermuda sent in 1610 to resupply the Jamestown colony.
Now for a few more sights around St. George’s: