Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hamilton

No trip to Bermuda would be complete without a stop in the capital city of Hamilton.  It was a relatively quick, fun ferry ride from the dockyard.



Most people visit to shop along the Front street boutiques, but they don't have an impatient 5 year old with them!  We spent time in some of the gorgeous public parks and just strolled along the city streets, taking in the cool colors of the buildings and the unique architectural features.




We also hiked uphill to check out Fort Hamilton.  The moats surrounding the Victorian fortress are now like jungles.  The lush gardens and stellar hilltop views of Hamilton Harbour were worth the effort!






Dark clouds had started rolling in later in the morning, but luckily it didn't start pouring until we were on the ferry back.  It's hard to see in the photo, but we were treated to a beautiful rainbow after the thunderstorm.



Given more time I would have loved to have seen the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute.  Should we ever find ourselves back in Hamilton when Joseph is a little older we'll also have to make the time to stay late for the weekly Wednesday night street festival.

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