Recharging

“Nature requires us not only to be able to work well, but also to idle well.” ~Aristotle

how does one idle with a two year old?

hmm, secrets of life that might never be explained. well, we tried to recharge our batteries in Bermuda. i think we did pretty good.

Hybarger Bermuda

the water in Bermuda is more turquoise than any i’ve EVER seen.  it was incredible.

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that black thing above the rock was some kind of fish. probably a man-eating baby shark.

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in case you didn’t know, Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory.  i didn’t run into Kate, Wil, or baby George though.  i didn’t really get the British vibe either, except for seeing this guy:

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ignore the people, we stole their photo op with the po-po.

the buildings seemed more Caribbean and the whole feel of the island was Jamaican to me. in the middle of the week we went to a downtown street fair kinda thingy.  live music, fried food, and little trinkets to buy.  this is the city of Hamilton.  it’s the capital of Bermuda.

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and to fill your Rastafarian soul, here’s a little Reggae and dancing:

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something that surprised me was that there really aren’t a lot of beaches.  i thought the whole island would be wrapped by beach.  not the case.  there are coves, harbors, and rocks all over the place.

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most days we headed straight to the beach.

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the beach is so very different with a kiddo.  gone are the days of laying out, drifting off to sleep with a magazine in hand; here to stay are the days of sand castles, SPF 50, and beach umbrellas.

if you go to Bermuda, here are our recommendations:

Best beaches: Warwick Long Bay

2nd Runner Up: Astwood Bay

Our Hotel: The Fairmont Hamilton Princess

-nice hotel, no beach access.  ferry to a private beach, small, kinda crowded.  two pools and a putting green, which were fun.

Eating: we didn’t eat out much, because the food was very expensive (overpriced). we wish we would have gone to a market and stocked up.  the hotel’s food was good, but nothing to write home about.  to give you an idea of the prices, E (she was free) and I shared a buffet breakfast (we ate one plate of pancakes) at the hotel one morning while Ryan was in a meeting… $29 + 17% gratuity (automatically added in)= $33.93!!!

Transportation: we tested cabs, ferries, and the public buses. hardly anyone used the AC.  the bus was the cheapest, so you know that’s the route we took.  there was only one time that we waited ridiculously long to catch the bus.  they do not rent cars in Bermuda, because tourists aren’t good at driving on the tiny roads that twist and turn all over the place.  they will let tourists rent mopeds, which from what i saw, is a terrible idea.

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good-bye, Bermuda.  PS: i need to recharge again.

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