A couple of years ago we went to Bermuda and even though it was during a difficult period in our lives when Chris had been restructured from his work position we decided to go ahead and keep the vacation we had planned. After all the accommodations had been pre paid, the flights booked and paid for and it just seemed like it would be good to escape the cold and snow of the Iowa winter to unwind and relax and figure out our next steps.
It was a good decision but one day I want to go back when we don’t have that hanging over our heads. I think I might enjoy it even more.
When we travel we like to go unscripted at times. We are planners but some days we like to just not have a plan and go where the day takes us. I think that is why we are not drawn to orchestrated tours or cruises—we have a bit too much of the “we want to do our own thing” in our souls.
Bermuda was a lovely adventure. The bus transportation system was perfect and the bus stop right outside the place where we stayed helped us navigate the island really well. One day found us checking out a historic church, one day an unfinished church and I especially loved the cemetery that was located where the historic church was.
One of the areas that we loved exploring was the Royal Naval Dockyards. There is a deep and rich history located here and the push has been on to restore areas of the dockyards that have fallen into disrepair due to storms and lack of use. I am not a huge history buff but I was drawn into the stories of the dockyards as portrayed in the many exhibits located within the National Museum of Bermuda.
It was fun to walk around the dockyards and take it all in.
One of my favorite areas was the Victualling Yard. Mainly because I love the word victualling.
Of course any trip for me that involves animals is a bonus and I must admit I might have followed these sheep around endlessly watching them graze and keep the area well groomed. I think this spot is a must stop if you are ever visiting Bermuda. The people we encountered during our visit were over the top friendly and helpful and one of the things I loved was being able to get some of the local flavor by just being with the lovely people that live in Bermuda. The museum, the dockyards and shops located here are all worth a stop and I imagine the many cruise ship customers that stop here would agree with me.
Have you been to Bermuda? If so what was your favorite thing about this beautiful place? Remember to comment this month often to support the Comments for a Cause for January – NFED.