December 1, 2009

b3 We’re having a lovely time here in this sub-tropical paradise, and the weather has been perfect. Today officially begins the “off season” but there is still plenty of good weather to be had throughout the winter months. If you’re thinking of visiting Bermuda anytime soon, here are few dos and don’t from someone “in the know” (hat tip: Edgardo the waiter):

DO come and visit during the winter months. Sure it won’t be beach weather, but there’s plenty of shopping, golf, relaxing, and cocktailing for anyone wishing to escape the winter blues and blahs.

DO play golf when you come here, as bermuda has some of the most picturesque golf courses in the world. My favorite is Port Royal, but it’s a little pricey for me, so I’m heading to Riddell’s Bay while my lovely wife does some shopping in Hamilton.

DO drop in to one of the Swizzle Inns for dinner and cocktails. Their rums swizzles are the best, their menu has a little something for everyone, and it’s all good. You can “swizzle out” after a memorable (or, after a couple of pitchers of rum swizzle) or somewhat memorable night (if you know what I mean).

DO NOT waste your time trying to work via the wireless internet at Grotto Bay. While I can get e-mails I can’t send them out, and no one around here seems to know why.

DO visit Tavern by the Sea in St. George’s (pronounced here at St. Georgees) for lunch. One of the most picturesque places to dine on the island.

DO NOT expect to eat on the cheap in Bermuda. It’s an island, you silly goose, so most everything has to be shipped in. Dining is expensive here, but worth it.

DO expect to relax – Bermuda may be sub-tropical, but the people here live on island time.

DO plan a day shopping in Hamilton. Lots of clothes, jewelry, and duty-free shops to stock up your bar. Yes, you can get “the Blue” here, and rather easily.

If you’re staying here at Grotto Bay, DO expect a family of roosters to serve as your morning wake-up call on occasion. If the family – and it’s a large one with dad, mom, and several fledglings – is anywhere nearby, you can expect to hear them starting around 6 AM. They seem to own the whole property and Grotto Bay is pretty large, so the likelihood is you’ll get their wake-up call one or two mornings.

Finally, if you’ve ever thought of coming to Bermuda, DO. It’s as pretty as you’ve heard it, with pink sands on the south coast beaches and quaint villages with houses of every color in the rainbow and then some. We’ve enjoyed our time greatly here and hope to return yet another time.

Tomorrow it’s back to Phoenix via Miami. We have a five-hour stopover, so we’re going to try and find some Cuban food and mojitos for lunch.

See y’all back in the desert Southwest, God willing.

Filed in: Uncategorized by The Great White Shank at 06:52 | Comments (2)
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  1. Doug and Tracey,
    Glad you had a wonderful respite in Burmuda.
    Please check your email when you get back. There is news and not very happy news to share with you. Love, Jana

    Comment by Jana — December 2, 2009 @ 5:43 am


  2. Jana please know you and your dad and mom are in our prayers. You kept us in yours, now the volley is back to you from us.

    Comment by The Great White Shank — December 3, 2009 @ 10:05 pm


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