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A History of Whaling in Bermuda

Whaling in Bermuda began in the 17th century, and, research reveals, it was an altogether improvised affair. In true Bermuda spirit, a historian notes “boat crews were treated to rum punch at the end of the day, regardless of whether they had brought in a whale.” Like many industries in Bermuda, whaling was on island time. Early settlers excitedly reported an abundance of whales, “which nobody knew how to hunt," to the Bermuda Company. They greatly exaggerated the riches found…


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Tourist In Your Own Town: St. David’s

St. David’s is a special place: Steeped in history and bursting with culture, this eastern community is rich with things to do and places to discover.   Carter House - 34 Southside Road, St. David's Island After the Sea Venture’s…


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5 Little Known Facts About Paget Parish

Thanks to the location of Bermuda's only hospital, most of us can say that we were born in Paget, but how much do we really know about the small central parish?   1. Paget was named after William Paget, 4th…


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9 ICONIC Reasons to Love Bermuda

How do we love thee, Bermuda? Let us count the ways. These 9 iconic to reasons to love our island were taken from “37 Reasons to Love Bermuda” which featured in our Winter 2018 issue.   Front Street by Annabel…


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11 Things to Know about Walsingham Before You Go

Walsingham Nature Reserve, or "Tom Moore's Jungle" as it's lovingly known, takes about two hours to explore. While some parts of the park demand sturdy shoes and light climbing, the views, lush vegetation and biodiversity make an afternoon spent in…

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The Bermuda Skink

Bermuda has been assigned a number of notable monikers over the years; “Isle of the Devils”, “Gibraltar of the West” and, more recently, “Risk Capital of the World”. However, these all pale in significance to the title of “Evolutionary Life Raft”.…