Bermuda Arrival

October 25, 2023

Author: Emma H., A Watch

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Rainbow on our early departure from Bermuda.

Ship's Log

Tuesday, October 24, 2023Log: 1540 nmWeather: Spotty squalls, strong wind, warm water and ice cream.Description of location: St. George's Bay, Bermuda

After a challenging week of sailing through intense weather, it was soexciting when we heard Whistler say "Land Ho" while standing at forwardlookout. As soon as the faint outline of Bermuda came into view, we musteredat the bow in awe. The dark blue, choppy water all of a sudden turned agorgeous turquoise color, seeming clear. After tidying up the boat andfurling the sails, the Bermuda pilot boat began to lead us through thechannel towards the dock. Motoring into the Bermuda port was unlike anythingI have experienced and it was extremely different than Lunenburg. Lusciousgreenery and uniquely colored homes lined the shore of the narrow channel.It felt surreal.

As our dock arrival neared, it became hectic as we finishedsetting up fenders and dock lines. As I was trying my best to hang on everso tightly to a fender over the science deck, I realized that in a matter ofminutes I would get to give Elsa the biggest hug. Oh how we have missed herso much! A hectic hour later, Elsa and Brooks were allowed aboard theCorwith Cramer! We had so much fun sharing stories about all of our uniquejourneys.

The Bermuda Customs Office was so efficient! In what felt like amatter of minutes, we were cleared to get off the ship! After these veryrocky days aboard, it felt pretty good to step on solid ground. We spent anamazing rest of our day exploring the gorgeous town of St. Georges. Ourfirst stop was ice cream (which wasn't much of a surprise considering theinsane amount of ice cream we all indulged in while in Lunenburg) and thenwe were off to Tobacco Bay to swim! It was a gorgeous snorkeling andswimming cove which had unique rock and sand formations lining the divisionfrom 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 andoh how our group LOVES to eat! All 22 of us were able to be seated at thesame restaurant on an outdoor patio overlooking the water. We ended ouramazing day in Bermuda with full bellies and lots of laughter. Even thoughit's bittersweet to only get to experience all that St. Georges has to offerin just one afternoon, we made the most of it and created more memories thatwill last a lifetime. I am excited to see what the last leg of our tripbrings as we head to Newport tomorrow. I am sure that by tomorrow we willalready have started to discuss what ice cream flavor we want to get inNewport. Oh, except for Noah. He is very loyal to Vanilla every time!

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