Kim's Toes

Turquoise Water, Pink Sand, and Feral Chickens

Last weekend, Kim and I were enjoying the sunny sixty degree weather and views of gorgeous turquoise water in Bermuda.  Now we are back in B’more freezing our toes off in the twenty degree weather!  At least it’s sunny today.

View from our Room

View from our Room

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Water

Water

Kim's Toes

Kim's Toes

As you walk around Bermuda, you will often hear the Kiskadees calling.

Kiskadee

Kiskadee

Flower

Flower

Bird in Tree

Bird in Tree

The Swizzle Inn was close to our resort, so we ate there a few times.  They apparently stopped trying to prevent people from writing on their walls.  People leave their business cards too.

The Swizzle Inn

Swizzle Inn, Swagger Out

Being a British territory, they have quite a few British inspired dishes (ie Fish and Chips, Bangers and Mash, Shepard’s Pie) and more importantly: BEER! The Oscar’s Amber was delicious.

Local Brews

Local Brews

Beach at Night

Beach at Night

Our resort had several grottos including this one that you could swim in! And yes, we swam in it. It was cold, but refreshing. It also made the hot tub feel even better.

Grotto

Grotto

Bermuda has lots of Feral Chickens. Apparently the laws say that you aren’t allowed to harm them so they pretty much walk around like they own the place.

Feral Chickens

Feral Chickens

We spent some time walking around Hamilton’s downtown area.

Fountain

Fountain

Here is a Mural made by the local elementary school students to pretty up a construction site.

Mural

Mural

Mural

Mural

This picture is for you Dad! Everywhere you go in Bermuda you see plenty of Scooter Parking. The islands are not that big, so many people use scooters to get around.

Scooter Parking

Scooter Parking

I think my Mom could buy this business when she retires. It’s already got her name on it! I don’t think she’ll be riding around on any scooters though.

Betty's Needle Crafts

Betty's Needle Crafts

Gosling’s Rum is what Bermudians use to make the famous Rum Swizzles and Dark and Stormys. We made sure to sample both to get the full Bermudian experience.

Gosling's Spirits

Gosling's Spirits

We also visited Horseshoe Bay, famous for it’s Pink Sand.

At the Beach

At the Beach

Beach

Beach

Pink Sand

Pink Sand

Oh yeah, and we also ran nine races between the five of us while we were there! We had a lot of fun in our four days there. It was pretty hard to come back to the ice and snow!