CURRENT LOCATION: Anchored in St George's Harbour, Bermuda
32 22.748' N, 064 40.405' W
Bermuda has impacted our senses in two major ways. First, it is a bit chilly here. The thermometer in our galley has taken a substantial plunge away from its 80 degree mark for the first time in a year and a half. Lows are currently hovering around 70 degrees. For us, that is absolutely freezing
. The second sensory assault is the smell of the land here due to the temperate zone flora. Bermuda does not smell like a tropical island. Instead, it is rich with the earthy smells of home. It is truly intoxicating.
Today we took a walk and it was a delight for both the visual and olfactory organs. However, the somewhat atrophied muscles in the legs began to protest by the end of our 4-mile sojourn on land. We are anchored in the harbor adjacent to the northern-most island in the Bermuda chain, St. George's Island. Our walk took us through the town and around the northern tip of the island. We saw forts, the ruins of an incomplete church, what looks like a good snorkeling spot, and Sheryl found a beach loaded with sea glass.
Here is quick overview of our pedestrian tour:
Before I end this blog, let me give you a general status report on our recovery from time spent at sea. We have forced ourselves back into a normal sleep schedule; however, every three hours we still get a little sleepy. In addition, I cannot seem to get enough to eat. No matter what I do, my ravenous appetite is insatiable. I suspect we will return to an even keel in the eating and sleeping departments just about the time we lift anchor and head offshore again.