Day 125. At Sea. 68-75. Partly cloudy, occasional showers. Seas from calm to 10-12'.
It's interesting that we have sort of connected with the speakers and entertainers of late
Day 126. Bermuda. 75, partly cloudy with an occasional tropical downpour.
Mostly, it was a beautiful day and a beautiful sail into St. George, arriving at noon. We canceled our scheduled tour, a sailboat tour, with swim/snorkel, cause it just wasn't warm enough for that. Instead, we went out on our own, along with David and Shirley, Astrophysicist lecturer and wife. We shared a cab to Hamilton, then did our requisite visit to the Hog Penny for beer and really great French fries. We spent an hour or so perusing the shops, before boarding the ferry for the Dockyards. Here two mega cruise ships were docked. There are lots of shops, but the major attraction for us was that the America's Cup will be contended here in a week or so, and the contending boats were here and practicing. We did see one boat flying through the water from the ferry, and also got to see Oracle, the American contender, being lifted out of the water. Unfortunately, just as we arrived, so did a tropical downpour, so we all got soaked, but Shirley bought us all ponchos and we were good to go! By the time to leave, the sun was back out and we had a very fabulous high speed ferry ride lasting 45 min. all the way around the north coast from the west most tip to the east most tip of Bermuda, back to St. George. We went to the pool deck and were joined by Astrophysicist duo and Oceanographer duo for a sail away party, complete with Swizzles. The scenery was fantastic, but the Swizzles were just not that great, so we are eagerly anticipating Swizzles by Russ! By now, it was too late to get dressed, etc, so we ate in and crashed.
Last Port of Call, Bermuda
Thursday, May 11, 2017