Photos of Bermuda…Sailing right along…Avoiding worry and concern…

Pirate ship attracting tourists.

Fascinating Fact of the Day About Bermuda:
From this site:
“Bermuda, self-governing British overseas territory in the western North Atlantic Ocean. It is an archipelago of 7 main islands and about 170 additional (named) islets and rocks, situated about 650 miles (1,050 km) east of Cape Hatteras (North Carolina, U.S.). Bermuda is neither geologically nor spatially associated with the West Indies, which lie more than 800 miles (1,300 km) to the south and southwest.

The archipelago is about 24 miles (40 km) long and averages less than 1 mile (1.6 km) in width. The main islands are clustered together in the shape of a fishhook and are connected by bridges. The largest island is Main Island, 14 miles (22.5 km) long and 1 mile wide. The Peak, at 259 feet (79 meters) on Main Island, is the highest point. The capital is Hamilton.”

When our ship docked in King’s Wharf in Bermuda yesterday morning, we decided to take a walk from the pier to see what we could find. It was a Portuguese holiday, and only a few shops and restaurants were open.

We rarely shop in the touristy stores or dine in the restaurants at ports of call, but we often enjoy checking out the local flavor. We’d been to Bermuda several years ago on another cruise.

A government building of an unknown name due to a slow WiFi signal aboard the ship.

After taking a few photos during our hour-long walk, we wandered back to the ship to spend the remainder of the afternoon lounging in the cafe sipping coffee drinks and chatting with other passengers.

The remainder of the day and evening flew by in a flurry of conversations, meeting new people at every turn. We spent happy-hour in the Sky Lounge, with a stop at the Ice Bar, and then made our way to the Cuvee Dining Room around 7:30 pm for a lovely dinner.

British red coat trying to attract passengers for professional photos.

After dinner, we headed to the Ensemble Lounge to listen to two talented musicians playing string instruments with many recognizable songs that left the passengers swaying to the music in the bar.

By 10:40 pm, we returned to the cabin but managed to stay awake until after midnight, finally nodding off for a much-needed decent night’s sleep. For us, cruising is exhausting when we have so much fun!

The bright blue sea was surrounding the island of Bermuda.

Has cruising been easy for me considering the past year’s dreadful medical issues? Not entirely. At times, when I feel a slight flutter of my heart or a momentary pain from indigestion, it’s impossible not to assume something is going on with my heart.

Having read many comments from other survivors of coronary bypass surgery, this type of concern is customary and even expected for a while after recovery from the surgery. 

Hotel overlooking the harbor.

Also, it’s essential to stay mindful of any alarming symptoms in an issue that may require medical care. Being so far from land in these types of circumstances is undoubtedly a bit frightening. 

I try hard not to worry each time I feel a twinge to avoid getting myself into a constant state of stress and concern, which is unhealthy in itself. I must admit I do wonder if all these late nights are good for me. 

Our ship, Celebrity Silhouette.

But, gosh, having such a good time surely must be conducive to good health as long as one gets plenty of exercise, eats healthfully, and gets adequate sleep.

Yesterday, I made an appointment with a cardiology clinic in Minneapolis for the end of this month for a check-up to ensure all is well, which hopefully will provide us with peace of mind as we continue on our journey.

Today, back out to sea, we’re headed to the Bahamas. We’d visited these same ports of call on previous cruises, so we aren’t quite certain we’ll do so again.  

We’ll be back with more tomorrow. Have a pleasant day and evening!

Photo from one year ago today, November 5, 2018:
This is the youngest giraffe in Marloth Park from what we’ve seen recently. Check out those knobby knees that will eventually result in some very long legs. For more photos, please click here.