St. George, Bermuda


After 2 1/2 days at sea the cruise ship docked at Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda and we immediately caught the first ferry to St. George, which meant another 30 minutes on a boat.  You can only imagine what it’s like for a garden gnome to spend so much time surrounded by nothing but water.  Anyway, St. George made all of the sea time worthwhile.  Behind me in the Globe Hotel, which is no longer a hotel, but a very cool little museum despite the fact they don’t allow you to take pictures inside.

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St. Peter’s Church was built in 1612.  It is the oldest Anglican Church outside the British Isles and the oldest Protestant church in the New World.  I’m not a church going gnome, but I appreciate history and beautiful architecture and this building has both.  This isn’t the original building, most of it is from a rebuild in 1713 & 1714 with the most recent additions being added in 1841.

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When the Sea Venture wrecked off the coast of Bermuda in 1609 the island was covered in Bermuda Cedar trees which they used to help build a new ship to finish their journey to Jamestown, Virginia.  Bermuda Cedar is pretty scarce now, but this cupboard in St. Peter’s church was made from Bermuda Cedar back in 1640.

 

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St. George, Bermuda is truly among the most beautiful places in the world, even the crackpots at the UN know that and named the whole town one of their World Heritage sites.  It’s even more beautiful if you’re not seeing the sites from the underside of my nose.

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