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54 Days at Sea — Taking in the sights of Bermuda


Light playing on hull

In the photograph below you can see that the aforementioned (Monday’s article) Irish Linen Shop and Gosling Brothers Limited are located next to each other on Royal Street, on adjacent street corners.

Front Street, Hamilton

Royal Street in Hamilton is also the location of yet another cruise ship dock, as you can see in this picture of another Holland America that was visiting Bermuda the same day we were there:

Front Street, Hamilton

You meet some really great people on these voyages, and sometimes you’ll develop friendships that last far beyond the final docking. Here is Ursula posing in Hamilton with our good friends Jim and Wool Lavelle:

Ursula with our friends Wools and Jim Lavelle

Another Hamilton encounter was this chap in period garb:

Hear ye! Hear ye!

Here is Hamilton in the wake of our ferry to other Bermuda destinations:

Ferry ride departing Front Street, Hamilton

Back in St. George’s it was time for some refreshments:

Ursula enjoying a refreshment

Some more views of Bermuda:

Palms near King’s Wharf

King’s Wharf

Royal Navy Dockyard

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54 Days at Sea — 1,940 Nautical Miles later; Bermuda


St. George, Bermuda

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.

MS Prinsendam off St. George’s, Bermuda

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:

Hamilton, Bermuda

Hamilton, Bermuda

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.

Clocktower Mall, King’s Wharf, Bermuda

A short walk from the Clocktower Mall is a shipyard behind which you’ll find more shops and a restaurant:

King’s Wharf, Bermuda

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.

The pinnace Deliverance

Now for a few more sights around St. George’s:

St. George, Bermuda

St. George, Bermuda

St. George, Bermuda

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Fun Photo Friday — 54 Days at Sea, Ponta Delgada, Azores


Study in Blues

One last look at Ponta Delgada before heading back across the Atlantic:

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