Beautiful Bermuda

Yesterday was our first day off after 18 straight days of America’s Cup spectating!  The final match will take place starting this weekend and we can’t wait to see Oracle USA compete against Emirates Team New Zealand.  Oracle says that if they win the Cup, they will return to Bermuda for the next Cup challenge (& so will we!).  If New Zealand wins, we may have an even longer trek in our future.

Living on the water in Bermuda shows us the best of what the country has to offer.  The volcanic archipelago has many little [private] islets in and around the harbor for calm anchoring and gorgeous azure waters.  

Turtles pop up often and there are big schools of fish, including snapper.  

We caught one on a pole with dinner scraps that fed us for dinner the next night.

All anchorages in the harbor are easily accessible to the town of Hamilton and its colorful blocks of shops, banks, insurance companies and government buildings.  The waterfront is beyond real with the most decadent megayachts I’ve ever seen in one place (including St. Maarten).  The buildings are unique and even their bathrooms are pretty.  We go to town to stock up on fresh veggies now and then, walk in the park or have lunch before the races.

On our first day off from the races we took a bus to the pink beaches on the southern side of the island.  

The waters were crystal clear and the sand indeed pink.  

There were countless isolated grottos where you could have a beach all to yourselves… until we hit the cruiseship beach!  We celebrated with Dark-n-Stormy’s and Rum Swizzles after stretching our legs for the first time in weeks.  

It was fun to take photos of things other than boats for a change …clouds, plants, water, critters...

Now, we have a few more days off to enjoy and will move to St. Georges harbor to watch some of the J-class races before coming back to the Great Sound for the final Cup matches.  We caught up with our long lost friend Charlie (Kaya… missing Lizz!) who will be racing on the newly built J-boat Svea and got a personal tour.  

These replicas are amazingly beautiful and built to race (aluminum hulls, carbon masts) along with the most modern equipment available out there. 


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