We've had a very pleasant second week here in Bermuda with a mix of boat jobs and touring. We have visited Hamilton twice more and went on several walks.
The boat jobs have included:
- Collected patched-up yankee headsail and re-hoisted
- Replaced a cabin fan (the old one was getting very noisy)
- Checked the Aries vane gear, tightening a couple of bolts and greasing moving parts
- Another check-over and test run of the engine
- A swim to wipe clean the rudder, skeg, prop and prop shaft - the hull is quite clean
- Topped up fresh water supplies for departure
There are a set of walks around the islands which follow the old railway line. Apparently the railway was the most expensive ever (per mile) when built and was heavily used during WW2. We walked to the end of St George's island to see the three forts there, one of which is a Martello Tower.
|One of many signs along the disused railway - now a walking trail|
|One of many nice views from the railway trail|
|Martello tower at W end of St George's island|
|Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton|
On the way home from Hamilton yesterday we stopped off at The Swizzle Inn, a well-known English-style pub.
|Royal Bermuda Yacht Club|