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5 Historical Facts about Darrell’s Island

How much do you know about the history of Darrell’s Island? 1. Once upon a time, it was known as Captain Tucker’s Island for the Governor of Bermuda from 1616-1619. In the 1621 version of Richard Norwood's map of Bermuda what is now known as Hinson's Island was incorrectly marked as Darrell's Island (Durrell). 2. Darrell’s Island was purchased by the Royal Navy in the 19th century after the American War of Independence. The Admiralty attempted unsuccessfully to transfer the…


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5 Ways to Enjoy the Water this Fall

The waters are less crowded than in the summer months but still warm enough to enjoy. Get your final fix of Bermuda’s beautiful water before the inevitable rainy weather comes! Here are 5 ways to enjoy the water this fall.  1.…


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Vintage Aerial Views of Bermuda

Mark Twain called Bermuda "the biggest little place in the world" due to the variability of its landscape. From the air, you can see Bermuda in a very special way.  


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Tourist in Your Own Town: Devonshire Parish

Known by early settlers as “Brackish Pond”, Devonshire doesn’t often come to mind as a parish filled with places to explore. But by contrast, this list will give you plenty of inspiration to dive into Devonshire’s cultural charms.   Palm…


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Surfing BDA

If the surfer spirit has shown us anything, it’s that they will find a wave and something to ride it with wherever a swell may roam. Whether it’s Lieutenant Kilgore liberating an occupied Vietnamese beach with an outstanding break —…

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Mopeds and Automobiles in Old Bermuda

Once upon a time, Bermuda didn't have private automobiles. Our main form of transportation was the railway service, but this was short-lived, and became obsolete when Bermuda did start to allow individuals to own their own car. Take a look…