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North America » Bermuda August 1st 2006

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cosy coves
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imprints

North America » Bermuda » North Shore Village July 11th 2006

I have now been in Bermuda for three months, it is a beautiful island there is no doubt about that. The work sometimes is not as flash, but I figure my adventures outside of work can make up for that.... Last Saturday I went fishing again on Dr Gaugain's boat. Mel, Carl and Bec from work came along too for our fishing adventure. I officially have the tally for most fish caught, strange but it gets addictive trying to catch the big one. This time when it was time to go I was disappointed to be leaving...as I was widing in I caught one and so had to drop my line to wind it back up properly and hooked another. It was pretty cool, two good sized fish in the space of 30 seconds. I think ... read more


Important question asked by the Chris and Earl in NZ...what is a Gombey???? My brief description is they are colourful masked dancers, who dance and whirl to amazing drum beats. The history of the gombeys goes back to Africa and slave times. Now in bermuda they are a national icon and are awesome to watch and listen to...... Given that my creative writing skills are not the best (Brother Greg got that gene) I have enlisted the help of the internet to explain what a Gombey is.........enjoy the description below The Majesty and Mystery of the Gombeys The pulsing cadence of the drum reaches out and grabs you as it rushes out of the hinterland to run unfettered through the streets. And from around the bend, appearing as suddenly as midday apparitions, come the Gombeys, leaping ... read more
Gombeys
Gombey and the girls


well here are some more adventures from my life in Bermuda. May 24th was Bermuda day. The whole island stops to celebrate the history/heritage of bermuda. It was a wednesday and in the true fashion of our wednesdays (ie every wednesday since we have been here it has rained) in Bermuda the weather was crappy, cold and a bit rainy, but it didn't stop the day from having a great atmosphere. We went out the night before and were shocked to find that people had marked out positions with tape on the ground and written their names on them claming prime position, some were even sleeping out in their claimed areas for the night to score the best view. We even heard of an incident where people were actually physically fighting over a postion to see ... read more
Queen of the parade
flower float
Minature rockette


Well, been a few weeks since I have added an entry....so here goes. The cricket...20/20 international classic was great. We watched the Aussies lose very convincingly to the West Indies. We sat with the rest of the aussie crowd, all in all about 30 of us in the stand. Once the game was over, Damien Flemming, Ray Bright and Ryan Cambell came to join us for a bit and signed some stuff (in my case a ball that I caught when a truck drove round throwing them to the crowd). We then saw Bermunda South Africa in the final. It was great the atmosphere was excellent Bermudians going crazy everywhere. South Africa won, but it was great to watch. The party afterwards was pretty good too. We drank and danced with some of the aussie cricketers ... read more
Some of the cricketers
Our piece of Australia
Best looking man in Bermuda

North America » Bermuda » North Shore Village April 23rd 2006

Well, last night was a blast!!! We decided that we had to go out for dinner, Erin, Mel, Kirsty, Ben and myself trotted off to the pub round the corner for a meal and a few drinks. A few others from the hospital joined us extending the circle of friends which is great. More ausies to hang with. There is now a whole bunch if us going to the cricket on the day of the final....can't wait. There was a street party last night in honour of the 20/20 cricket starting. It was pretty awesome. After dinner we walked around to it....Miss oblivious that I am, never knew that it was going on. They don't seem to advertise anything much in bermuda and if they do I always seem to miss it.... We meet a few ... read more

North America » Bermuda » North Shore Village April 15th 2006

Happy easter everyone, The past couple of days here have been rainy and cold, not fun when you are walking home with groceries in brown paper bags and in t-shirts (erin and I both under prepared for rainy cold wheather....we're in bermuda for christ sake who would have thought we would get cold and wet....?). Work has been good, everyone is nice so far and I have managed to do a few cases and appear like I have it undercontrol which is always a bonus. Well public holiday for me today. I spent it at the botanical gardens with people from work watching them fly kites. It is tradition in Bermuda to fly kites and eat fish cakes on good friday so that is what we did. Erin and I have made friends with and indian ... read more
Easter Friday
Dockyards
Nice View

North America » Bermuda » North Shore Village April 9th 2006

greetings well am now in Bermuda, was a bit of an adventure getting here but finally I have arrived. The trip from Australia to La was good, we had a exit seat so we could move about a bit so the 14 hours weren't as painful as expected. Then LA to New York was good, but then they needed medical assistance so Erin and I went to help. They needed to give a lady and injection (chronic pain sufferer) but she had no documentation or orders with her, so we couldn't help, but we got a bottle of french champers for our trouble. Overnight in newyork, we were buggered and I made things worse by waking every 15 to blow my nose, not fun for Erin who had to put up with me interupting her sleep.... ... read more
Accomodation
Main street
cute street

North America » Bermuda » Southampton March 25th 2005

It's a holiday and I'm still working. :( But I did manage to sneak away for a couple of hours down to the beach to participate in one of Bermuda's traditions. Every Good Friday in Bermuda there is a tradition of kite flying, fish cakes and hot cross buns. Last night lots of kids worked hard to make kites to fly down on the beach. They're a unique shape, not the diamond shape that I'm used to seeing. Today I got lured into the hotel lobby with an infectious rhythmic drum beat, it was a troupe of traditional Gombey dancers. Their costumes were colourful and they danced around to the beat of snare drums (?) and whistles. Some of the locals told me that when the Gombey dancers start going through town, people just start to ... read more
Gombey Dancers 2
Gombey Dancers 3
Kite flying on Horseshoe Bay

North America » Bermuda » Southampton March 8th 2005

The forecast said afternoon expect showers and wind. So I got up early to see if I could get a jog along the beach just like in the movies. I managed to jog to the beach but the sand was hard to run on so I just walked an enjoyed the water and the sunrise. Just after lunch the grey clouds came and so did the rain. ... read more
High tide
SHP Golf course




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