Not Bermuda

Today was meant to be the day we began our holiday in beautiful Bermuda for a week of warm sunshine, pink sandy beaches, heritage trail walks along the coastline with spectacular views, indulgent dinners, the odd rum swizzle etc etc...  You get the picture.

Instead, here we are in a state of self isolation with the situation rapidly changing day by day. Only allowed out for now to buy food or medicine.

It seems strange now to even be thinking about a holiday.

We have visited Bermuda before, back in 2014, so we do have some memories to look back on and keep us warm virtually.

We travelled all over the island  - actually a chain of islands linked by causeways  - and visited the various museums, National Trust properties, the historic Naval Dockyard area and the small but wonderful aquarium. We walked along part of the heritage railway trail and enjoyed a few rum swizzles.

We may never get the opportunity to visit again,  but here are just a few photos from that previous trip in case anyone is interested...












































22 comments:

  1. It looks a super place.Perhaps you can go next year.Where do you live?I live in North Wales..

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    1. You can probably see us from there! We are in the Isle of Man.

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    2. Only on a very clear day :)

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  2. Oh poo! Those are enticing island scenes. Make yourself a rum cocktail and dream on.

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    1. Yep. Put on my fleece jacket and sit outside with a cup of tea (no rum in the house)!

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  3. I've had a lovely, leisurely morning emptying bins, ironing and hanging out washing.

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    1. Sounds like fun. I went shopping for some essentials. Our local supermarket now has a security guard!

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  4. Of course I am interested. Lovely photo memories of Bermuda to look back upon. One plus side of the cancellation is that you do not have to see Peregrine wearing his day-glo Bermuda shorts and no chasing you down the beach for another rum sizzle.

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    1. Oh, so you have seen his shorts then? Rather fetching aren't they?

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  5. Great photos JayCee. It doesn't look we'll be going to the Algarve this year. I planted my new potatoes today.

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    1. We haven't been able to get hold of any yet. P is going to try a couple of garden centres, if they are still open tomorrow. Shame about the Algarve. Your polytunnel will have to do instead!

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  6. We got some Portal Do Minho from Lidl today. It's a lovely white Portuguese wine. Lidl have seed potatoes and seed companies like Suttons and Thompson and Morgan sell them online.

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    1. Great thanks for that. We don't have a Lidl over here but we may have to order the seeds online if we can't get them locally. Thanks!

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  7. It seemed a place I would love to travel.

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    1. Yael. It is beautiful and safe with wonderful friendly people and lots of interesting history. Just very expensive!

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  8. Looks heavenly! So sorry you had to cancel but, as you said, there's always next year.

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    1. May take longer than that to save up again. Still haven't received a refund.

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  9. I read this - or rather enjoyed the pictures - yesterday but obviously forgot to comment. It's a shame you've had to cancel but who knows what next year may bring.

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    1. Thank you Graham. I am not sure if I will have the same appetite for travel when this is all over. We shall see.

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  10. Hopefully you will get to go, JayCee. It does look wonderful!
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