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Monday, June 7, 2010

Bermuda

I can't believe I haven't written anything in my blog during a whole long month. Actually since I left for Bermuda.







We boarded the ship from New York on a cold May day, 45 oF. Here are two beautiful pictures of New York taken from the ship.

After two freezing days at sea, we arrived in Bermuda and enjoyed three days of sunshine and warmer temperatures.










Bermuda counts 65,000 inhabitants. Our ferry guide explained that they love their queen and are very proud to remain a British colony. They pay no taxes and are pleased with their politicians. Unlike you, he said to the American crowd.

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The capital of Bermuda is Hamilton and the touristique city is St. George. These pictures are taken in Hamilton.





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You can travel from the Royal Naval Dockyard where our ship anchored to Hamilton by ferry, 20 minutes, or by bus, about 45 minutes, across a gorgeous countryside.
Main street is lined with European boutiques, the type you like to watch but would never dare to step inside.












The festival of Hamilton takes place every Wednesday at the harbor, with music and Gombey dances, art and craft, food and drinks.






Guess what I found in Hamilton in the one and only bookstore ??? Cindy Thomason's HQ novel,
An Unlikely Family, in such an unexpected place. LOL



If you like to travel and love to read, come and enjoy my international romances. I will take you around the world through stories that simmer with emotion and sizzle with heat~

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Rx FOR TRUST: 5 stars at Readers Favorite.


27 comments:

Molly Daniels said...

Keep traveling and keep posting pics:) I'm living vicariously through your photos!

Barbara Monajem said...

Me, too. I love your travel pics.:)

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. Haven't been back to Bermuda for many years and enjoyed seeing them. Love that you found a friend's book in the bookstore. She's an international star and so are you!!!

Celia Yeary said...

MONA--beautiful photos. You should have said--"Wish you were here," or next time, you could take me with you! Celia

Cynthia Thomason said...

Wow, yes, Mona. I recognize that book, An Unlikely Family. Nice to see its availability in Bermuda. Looks like you had a great time. I've always wanted to go there since my college roommate went there on her honeymoon. Maybe some day.
Cindy Thomason

Beth Trissel said...

I haven't been to your blog in awhile Mona. Very nice, I enjoyed your post about Bermuda. Lovely pics. It seems like a magical place to me. :)

Mona Risk said...

Hi Molly and Barbara, believe me when I travel I always think about my blog readers and how to take the best pictures to have them share my trip.

Mona Risk said...

Hi Judy, Cindy was delighted when I told her I saw her book in Bermuda. Imagine my surprise.

Mona Risk said...

Celia--I wish you were there. LOL. Maybe we should organize a trip together.

Mona Risk said...

Cindy, I can't imagine your book went to Bermuda without you, and before you. Now you are due to visit the place. You should have heard my squeal. "Cindy's book", and seen me jumping and pointing at the windowshop of the bookstore. My husband thought I really lost it!!!

Mary Ricksen said...

I'm so glad you had a good time Mona, been wondering what you been doing? Love the pictures, I'm traveling with you through them. Good stuff Mona, and imagine finding Cindy's book!

Mona Risk said...

Beth, I haven't been to my blog in a while too. LOL. So much going on the homefront I didn't have time for emails or blogs.

Bermuda is like Bahamas, but so clean and well-organized. People are nice and happy with their life. I really enjoyed the place.

Mary Marvella said...

Thanks for sharing your photos and your experiences! You are our world traveler!


Share on the Fuzzies, too

Joanne said...

Mona,
We live in SC, and I've heard that Bermuda is off our coast. Way, way off, of course. My dh has promised to take me to Bermuda someday. Great post. Thanks for sharing.

Scarlet Pumpernickel said...

Oh Mona, you are making me regret our decision to skip the cruise this year and buy a new house. I love cruising. The pictures are interesting, keep them coming and don't forget about the Pink Fuzzies while you are out there having a ball.

Autumn Jordon said...

LOL. I love you found romances on sale in Bermuda. Beautiful pictures. I want to travel like you. Does going into town today count?

Nancy J. Cohen said...

I loved Bermuda. It has such magnificent beaches and clean cities. We found a great British sweater shop in Hamilton. Wish I'd bought more! How amazing that the bookstore had Cindy's book.

Mona Risk said...

Mary I really wish you can come with me. If only you can make it to Orlando.

Mona Risk said...

Marie M, pleading guilty about the PFS. I will be there soon with a great story. Cross my heart.

Mona Risk said...

Exactly Joanne. We were told it would have been easier to sail from Carolina.

Mona Risk said...

Scarlet, the new house is more important of course. The cruise can come anytime,

Mona Risk said...

Nancy, I stopped by the British Sweater shop. The old woman was knitting in front of us. She reminded me of my mother-in-law with her white hair and fast fingers clicketting her needles. But everything was so expensive. I only bought a little sweater for my grandson.

Nancy J. Cohen said...

Mona, I got a lot of use out of those sweaters this past winter, so whatever price I paid was worth the money!

Lilly Gayle said...

No taxes AND lovable politicians? Sounds like an Urban legend! Love the pics Mona and reading about your trip!

StephB said...

Wow, Mona! Awesome pics! Again, you've captured the flavor of the place. Thanks so much for sharing and for bringing Bermuda to me. Hehe. I think it's great how you've been able to travel.

Smiles
Steph

Mona Risk said...

Lilly welcome to my blog. I love your sense of humor.

Mona Risk said...

Hi Steph, tyraveling and writing are my escapes from huge stress.