After a challenging week of sailing through intense weather, it was so
exciting when we heard Whistler say "Land Ho" while standing at forward lookout. As soon as the faint outline of Bermuda came into view, we mustered at the bow in awe. The dark blue, choppy water all of a sudden turned a gorgeous turquoise color, seeming clear. After tidying up the boat and furling the sails, the Bermuda pilot boat began to lead us through the channel towards the dock. Motoring into the Bermuda port was unlike anything I have experienced and it was extremely different than Lunenburg. Luscious greenery and uniquely colored homes lined the shore of the narrow channel. It felt surreal.
As our dock arrival neared, it became hectic as we finished
setting up fenders and dock lines. As I was trying my best to hang on ever so tightly to a fender over the science deck, I realized that in a matter of minutes I would get to give Elsa the biggest hug. Oh how we have missed her so much! A hectic hour later, Elsa and Brooks were allowed aboard the Corwith Cramer! We had so much fun sharing stories about all of our unique journeys.
The Bermuda Customs Office was so efficient! In what felt like a
matter of minutes, we were cleared to get off the ship! After these very rocky days aboard, it felt pretty good to step on solid ground. We spent an amazing rest of our day exploring the gorgeous town of St. Georges. Our first stop was ice cream (which wasn't much of a surprise considering the insane amount of ice cream we all indulged in while in Lunenburg) and then we were off to Tobacco Bay to swim! It was a gorgeous snorkeling and swimming cove which had unique rock and sand formations lining the division from where the water rolled in from the Atlantic.
After exploring different coves and taking in the view from Tobacco Bay, it was time for a dinner and
oh how our group LOVES to eat! All 22 of us were able to be seated at the same restaurant on an outdoor patio overlooking the water. We ended our amazing day in Bermuda with full bellies and lots of laughter. Even though it's bittersweet to only get to experience all that St. Georges has to offer in just one afternoon, we made the most of it and created more memories that will last a lifetime. I am excited to see what the last leg of our trip brings as we head to Newport tomorrow. I am sure that by tomorrow we will already have started to discuss what ice cream flavor we want to get in Newport. Oh, except for Noah. He is very loyal to Vanilla every time!