Monday, May 14, 2012

Beautiful Bermuda

So while the other Naughties were partying it up at RT, I was packing and moving. We had less than a week to unpack and get everything settled and then Master Chef and I were bound for Bermuda. There was no way I was coming home after vacation and deal with that kind of chaos. So it turns out cruising and I may not be a match made in heaven, but I still had a great time on board the NCL Dawn. Slushy, fruity drinks can cure just about anything apparently, even a little seasickness. Most of the time.
We spent two days in Bermuda before sailing back to Boston, but given the gusts of wind on the first day, you'd think a hurricane had been moving in. The wind was so strong we had to bend forward and hold onto each other. Needless to say everyone's excursions for the day were cancelled. Master Chef and I still managed to grab a taxi later that afternoon and get a short tour of the closer highlights. On our second day we headed to the famed Horseshoe Bay, rated one of the world's best beaches, partly due to it's rare pink sand.
After Master Chef attempted to drown me ("Don't worry," he says, "the wave will just flip you around a bit." Damn wave flipped me around A LOT.) we did a little exploring. I figured I should try to drown him (with a little help from Mother Nature) in a little pool separated from the ocean by a rock barrier. That's Master Chef's head barely visible under the wall of water that crashed over the rocks.
Once we had our fill of sand and surf, we headed back to the ship. Cabin lighting is incredible at making sunburns suddenly visible. After seeing some other peoples burns back on board (I think they may have slathered themselves in baby oil before laying out to cook on the beach) I'm damn glad we managed to put on sunblock a couple times. Unfortunately those two days in Bermuda sabotaged my hard won sea legs and within a couple hours of leaving the port, Gravol and I were on great terms. Before putting myself to bed though, Master Chef managed to snap a pic of the setting sun. Glad he did since it was the last time we saw it for the rest of the trip. LOL
I would definitely go back, maybe not by cruise ship though. Not sure where we'll go next. Any suggestions?

6 comments:

Meg Benjamin said...

Gorgeous, Syd!

PG Forte said...

oh, I love Bermuda. Haven't been in ages, but it looks just as beautiful as I remember. You shouldn't give up on cruising already, although you might want to stick to the Caribbean next time around. ;)

Kelly Jamieson said...

I've always wanted to see Bermuda!! I looks awesome, but sorry to hear about the seasickness. That's a horrible feeling.

Kim B said...

Don't give up cruising! I'm on the east coast and wanted to take a Bermuda cruise. I have been told not to cruise to Bermuda because the ocean is rough. I've only cruised in the Caribbean and couldn't even tell the boat was moving.

Kim B said...

Don't give up cruising! I'm on the east coast and wanted to take a Bermuda cruise. I have been told not to cruise to Bermuda because the ocean is rough. I've only cruised in the Caribbean and couldn't even tell the boat was moving.

Drmgrl99 - Dawn said...

I've still never been to Bermuda!! I want to go!! It looks beautiful. I say go to Costa Rica :) or New Zealand, or Australia these are some of my favorites.