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Gibb's Lighthouse
27 May 2008

Gibb's Hill Lighthouse, still operating, was designed in London and opened in 1846 and is the second cast-iron lighthouse ever built. It stands at 117 feet and 362 feet above sea level. It used to be lit by a concentrated burner of 4 large, circular wicks but today the beam from the 1,000-watt bulb signals ships at 40 miles off and planes 120 miles away. We climed the 185 spiral staircase and saw fantastic views of Bermuda from the top.

Funny little pointy buildings
23 May 2008

These little steep-roofed buildings can be seen all over Bermuda and are called 'butteries'. Th

Cruise ship haven
21 May 2008

While tourism isn't the major contribution to the local economy - it's role as an offshore tax haven is number one - it is the second and cruise ships come and go from St Georges and Dockyard in the south with monotonous regularlity, chucking yachts like us off the docks continuously. We call it the Bermuda shuffle.

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Bringing her home
Who: Ray Jack, Julie Fullerton (First Mate) & Sam Jack (Crew)
Port: Mooloolaba, Australia
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