February 4, 2013

Chasing Away the Winter Blues


Well here we are at the beginning of February and I don't know about you but I am ready to leave this deep freeze we have been in and escape on a tropical mini-vacation. So let me take you on a trip to an island where there are swaying palm trees, pink sand beaches, and more golf courses per square mile than any other country in the world. Where is this dream isle, why Bermuda of course!


From just about any airport on the east coast, beautiful Bermuda is a hop skip and a jump away. In terms of flight time, we're talking just two hours or less!



The only real way to get around this 21 mile long 3 mile wide island paradise is...you guessed it...on a moped.


Miles of coastline are surrounded by tranquil tones of turquoise waters.


There are even underground caves to explore at the Grotto Bay Hotel right by the airport.


 I think this area is the prettiest part of the island. It is a small channel lying between the island's capital of Hamilton and the town of St. George, which joins Harrington Sound to the Atlantic Ocean.


And it is known as Flatts Inlet.



The island is filled with history. Below is the unfinished church, a protected historic monument in Bermuda's northern most parish of St. George.



Bermudian homes are the colors of jelly beans with their lime washed rooftops designed to catch the rain water and funnel it in to cisterns below.



We love Bermuda...to me it is one of most intoxicating places in the world. I hope you enjoyed this little getaway...now it's back to another 6 weeks of winter weather until we begin to see the beauty of Spring's return.


XO

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11 comments:

  1. Quite a pretty place to visit! Haven't been there but did take a western Carribbean cruise many years ago and had a wonderful vacay. Wishing you some toasty days and nights in the meantime with fireplaces, blankies, and things that make you feel all cozy.

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  2. Gorgeous! Wish we could plan a getaway like that! Love your photos (:

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  3. What a gorgeous place to chase away winter blues.

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  4. Beautiful. Thanks for the little getaway. Great pics.

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  5. Oh boy, how wonderful for the two of you to get away in such a beautiful place! Thank you for taking us along with you via your lovely photos!
    dee dee

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  6. Oh wow....now that's my kind of a winter getaway! I loved seeing all your fantastic pictures Barbara!!!

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  7. Boy to I need a break from winter!!! Thanks for the tour, so pretty. Laura

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  8. I have never been but this is now on my bucket list for sure. Thanks for sharing.
    p

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  9. Fabulous photos! Oh what a fun time, and in the middle of winter....
    extra fabulous! Thanks for taking us along.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  10. Barbara, We have been to Bermuda twice and it is such a beautiful island! We probably will not be going again since my husband almost went over a cliff with me on the back of a moped. I will stick with islands where we can rent a car....it is safer that way. I enjoyed seeing your beautiful pictures. xx, Sherry

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  11. I love Bermuda!It is gorgeous and so close.

    I'm so happy that you've joined the premier of "Oh, the PLACES I've been!" and hope that you will become a regular contributor.

    - The Tablescaper

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