St. Georgeís and the East End - On another trip, Gail took a cruise with her mom and sister with port stops in St George and Hamilton. Traveling by cruise ship gives you little time on land. But some advantages are having your lodging covered, meals and entertainment. Also you get to see these breathtaking views from the ship as shown in the first three photos.
St George view from ship
Cove near St George
The first time we visited Bermuda, a native Bermudian friend we met on the Internet Kevin Mayall suggested that we go to St. George. We're glad we took his advise.
George is a bit smaller than the capitol city of Hamilton but has many
fine shops, restaurants, and historic sites. Scenic beaches such as
Tobacco Bay and Achilles Bay near Fort Catherine are all in walking
distance. The town square contains many artifacts of 17th and 18th century
British colonial rule, including a wooden sailing ship, cannons, punishment
stocks and a town crier.
We dined at the Carriage
House, a fine restaurant that had great food and wonderful views of
the harbour. We had asked our waiter for directions to Tobacco Bay and
he drew a sketchy map telling us it was about a 20 minute walk. Another
person overheard our conversation. George was setting up some
equipment for a gig that evening. "I
live out that way, and Iíll take you
in my car," George said. We couldn't believe his kindness. He drove
us to the beaches, and also gave us a quick tour of the area!