After the hussle and bussle of the America’s Cup in Bermuda, we now made our way to Canada BC to spend some time with family and friends. We camped at Hydraulic Lake, which is close to Kelowna. Up in the Mountains we were able to escape the heat and chillax for a few days. The kids had a blast playing outside all day and besides eating a whole lot of sunflower seeds and drinking, we went fishing, swimming, biking and a tiny bit of Kiteboarding.
The America’s Cup 2017 is finished and oh boy, was it a spectacle. There were lots of highs and after reflecting everything ones again, there were a few lows as well. First one which comes to my mind are the Portuguese Man of War, also called blue bottle. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a painful (and sometimes fatal) sting. We spotted them on many days at the Beaches, depending on wind direction.
Another annoying thing could be the Busses. I am not saying the Bus system is bad. They do try their best to accommodate those people, who cannot have a car. It is not possible to rent a car, but it is possible to rent scooters. Given the fact that it’s left side driving, this option is for many not imaginable. For me, it wasn’t an option with our 3 year old, so it was either Bus, or Taxi. But, hey, who can afford a Taxi every day? So, Bus it was, and sometimes first the Bus and than Ferry, which was always nicer. I did have a Ferry breaking down and a Bus break down. Busses also tended to be too full to stop, came late or not at all or happened to see you…. NOT. Fun thing, when you have 3 bags of groceries, a stroller and a sleeping child in your arm. Hurray! 🙂
The humidity can be a bit of a challenge for some. But a dip into the wonderful turquoise water makes up for that in no time.
Raining in Bermuda? Yes, it happens that you get rainy days. Perfect to visit either the Fantasy or Crystal Caves, or both. Below you see some pictures of the Crystal Caves. Can you find the “Alligator”?
This cute little Zoo/Aquarium is in Flatts Village and a fun thing to do with your kids. They have a small playground and Peacocks crossing your way. A fun and inexpensive way to spend a few hours and do something different than heading to the Beach.
Isn’t that what Bermuda is mostly about? You cannot beat the color of the turquoise water. It’s simply beautiful. Here is a collection of some of the beaches we visited. The first four are the kid friendliest ones, since they are very protected.
Tobacco Bay in St. George
Jobson’s Cove in Warwick Parish
Snorkel Park at Royal Naval Dockyard
Admiralty House Park and Clarence Cove, lots to explore
Elbow Beach in Paget, the part with public access and Elbow Beach Resort, where you can find some fine restaurants and there is fun nightlife happening every Friday.
Pink Beach, Tucker’s Town, great food and sitting area at Pink Beach Resort
Warwick Long Bay, Warwick Parish
Famous Horseshoe Bay, Southhampton Parish. it can get pretty busy here, lots of Cruise Ship guests like to visit this spot.
After climbing up a set of about 185 steps, you have a complete view of the entire island. And if you get hungry, combine this trip with a lunch or dinner at the famous Henry the VIII on South road. They have tasty Sushi and they serve my favorite Bermuda IPA “OnDeRock”. Funny story was when my friend ordered the IPA by it’s name and the waitress brought him a glass with ice and a glass with the beer. Luckily she did not put the ice into the beer, LOL.
At the lighthouse is a cute little souvenir store and it’s only $3,- for the climb. You can get to the railway trail for a walk across the street from the lighthouse and there are always beautiful flowers and butterflies. It’s well worth the sweat.