La Aventura with Patti & James

06 July 2018 | Faial Island –Atlantic Portugal
24 June 2018 | National Holiday day in Faial
22 June 2018 | afternoon whale watching boat trip
20 June 2018 | an enjoyable day trip to another island.
19 June 2018 | Fabulous Faial. – Azorean Island
18 June 2018 | Faial Island – Horta Harbour - Mid Atlantic
29 May 2018 | Mid Atlantic - in the middle of nowhere
26 May 2018 | the cruising yachtsman’s haven
25 May 2018 | party day in Hamilton
10 May 2018 | Vero Beach/Ft Pierce –road trip to Jacksonville.
12 April 2018 | Vibeke onboard
17 March 2018 | lovely to return to Belize and Mexico and meet up with sailing friends along the way
24 January 2018 | I have become so interested in Guatemala textiles
17 January 2018 | So great to catchup with so many friends and our families
01 November 2017 | what a wonderful Guatemalan fiesta to experience
29 October 2017 | Volcanic crater
28 October 2017 | Antiqua - Guatemala

BERMUDA DAY - the countries National Day

25 May 2018 | party day in Hamilton
IMAGE – images

Every 25th May the City of Hamilton hosts a lively parade through the streets to showcase and celebrate its people.

The day starts early for a cycle race and half marathon run. The ‘main event’ street parade started about 2pm and by 6pm was finally coming to a close with a final troupe of Gombeys dancing and drumming through the streets.

We found a good shady spot to watch the several hours of the parade. The local families moved into the streets for the whole day. Amazingly they had marked out their chosen ‘best spots’ by marking the footpath with their family names! Apparently some extended families meet each year in their same ‘best spots’ each year. By the time we arrived they were well set up for the day with their large gazebos for shade from the sun, BBQ’s, picnics tables and folding chairs, large drink coolers etc, etc. for a family day of good food, drinks and entertainment.

The crowd as well as the various floats, school groups, musical groups etc were a true reflection of the country’s ethnic mix.

On the water in and around the harbour every size and shape of boats were out full of families enjoying their National Day.

We did not know anything about Bermuda Day before we arrived here – what a great opportunity to see yet another country celebrate local style.
Vessel Name: La Aventura
Crew: James & Patti

Who: James & Patti