June 21st - 26th, 2008
Our cruise to Bermuda!
Our ship left from Norfolk, which was so convenient. We were able to get dropped off right at the ship and walk right to the boarding area. We were through security and on the ship within 30 minutes. I highly recommend cruising from this terminal.
Here are some pictures of us leaving port.
I celebrated my birthday on the cruise. One of the nights, our waiters sang "Happy Birthday" to myself and one of our table-mates, who was also celebrating a birthday. It was really yummy!
Here we are getting off the ship in Bermuda. It was so simple to get off and on the ship throughout the two days we were there. It was like having your hotel right there.
Our first stop was the capital city of Hamilton. It was a bustling city. We did a little shopping here. One of the things that surprised us the most was the business attire of the men. They would wear short sleeve dress shirts, ties, shorts and...KNEE SOCKS! It was so funny looking!
I loved this little alley. There were shops all along the way up. The whole island is rocky and hilly. It really surprised us.
One of my favorite things was how people with houses on the top of these rock cliffs would carve stairs out of the rocks to get down to the water.
After touring Hamilton, we went on a snorkeling trip. We snorkeled around this little island and the coastline. We saw some amazing fish and the most vibrant purple coral. The trip also included a scenic hour long trip around the island. One of the crew told us all about the island. We got to see sea turtles and the world's smallest drawbridge. It was so much fun!
On the last day in Bermuda, we struck out on our own and headed for this lighthouse. We climbed to the very top. You could see the entire island from the top. Unfortunately, the window were foggy because it was so hot, so none of the pictures turned out. But it was beautiful!
After the lighthouse, we cooled off with a trip to Horseshoe Bay. It was gorgeous! The sand here is pink due to a type of coral in the water. When the coral dies, it breaks into pieces and washes up on this beach. The water here is also the third saltiest in the world. The pictures below are if you walk a little farther north of the main beach. Over there, these rock jut straight out of the beach. Were we able to climb to the top of a couple of them and get some amazing pictures.