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Dawg, if you like rum try the native Gossling's Black Seal while you are there. Discounts in the US at $20/750mil, probably still just 1/3 of that in Bermuda.

And if you're going to stay there a while, ask about passes for the busses. IIRC the daily pass costs about what 2-3 "one time" fares are, the weekly pass even more reasonable. But you wouldn't be told that without asking.

If Sturgeron (cinnarizine) works for you for seasickness, that's OTC there. It is unavailable in the US and while it doesn't work for me, many swear by it. Might be a better souvenir than a t-shirt.
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Yup, can't see you on the map. I do see Bermuda though. My parents got married there a while back before I was around. Wow, to me anyway, you're on an adventure of a lifetime!!! I'd give my left ____ to take a trip like that. I really do envy all you folks who do this sort of thing routinely.

For now, I'm just a lowly inland day sailor with a motor that won't start on Memorial Day weekend with rivers at or above floodstage.

Please post pictures at your earliest convenience.
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Have a great sail. The biggest thing I tell newbies when on watch. Is to feel for a much cooler breeze coming along. Especially the back of the neck, and head. Weather's coming at you.....be safe!......i2f
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I am back online for a few days. We get to little creek last Sunday and decided to head out to Bermuda after a short stop for shower, fuel, and water.

Weather was very mild and sea was calm , 5 to 10 kn wind from South. We were making 4 to 6 kn. Last thursday was the slowest with no wind. We finally made it to Bermuda this morning about 7 am. Checked in with the Custom without any problem. We are staying in Captain Smokes Marina not to far from the Custom house (15 min walk).
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Sounds like a pretty benign trip!! That's great! Congratulations!
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I'm jealous! Sounds like you had a lovely run - having tried both, I can tell you I'd much rather be bored at sea, than have too much excitement

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Thanks I had fun. I was never bored. I had two watches. One was 8 am to 12 noon and other was 11 pm to 2 am, worked out well for me. My wife prepared all our food so I just need to heat them up. Since I cooked I don't need to clean up. I had time to relax on the deck reading Jessica Watsons book.

Our neighbor next to us was not so lucky. They left Newport RI four days earlier than us. They motored most of their way. But they can offer it. Their boat is a new Oyster 53. :P. But I was told they had all sorts if problems.
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Good for ya RockDAWG! Glad you had a good trip over, post pics when you can.
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I saved a dog's life yesterday as I was walking around the Island into the neighborhood . He was near death strangling by his own leash when I found him off from the patio. I climbed up and extended my arm to support his wt while I was crying for help. Finally the owner came out the house and pulled him to safety. He's ok catching his breath in his owner arms. The owner had tears in his eyes as I walked away.

I felt good about this so I bragged a little.

I hope I will post some pics before we leave for Chesapeake this week. I screwed up the ASA setting without knowing it until yesterday. So the pics have a lot more noise. .
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On our way to Bermuda:


Approaching Bermuda St George:


On the Custom office:


Here where we stayed for the duration. Just a short walk to where the action is, the services is primitive with just electricity, water, and bathroom.


The non-curvature capture around the Marina.


Diamond in the rough: Window display behind the Town Hall.


Lazy Sunday afternoon watching the children played. No cruise ships in the weekend - nice, but did not realized until the day after (Monday).


Hope you like some of them. I am weird and abnormal with an odd taste in beauty.
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