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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: King’s Point in Mangrove Bay

King’s Point is the home of (now deceased) Teddy Tucker, internationally known for his underwater venture, knowledge of the sea, and many successful treasure dives around the reefs of Bermuda, and his wife Edna, who is a gracious hostess and friend to an endless parade of guests from all over the world. Out on the point overlooking the turquoise brilliance of Mangrove Bay, stands an old homestead with an interesting past and fascinating present, couch in the mysteries of the…


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Explore Seagrass Beds by Wading or Snorkeling

Seagrass beds are an ecosystem unique from coral reefs, but deserving of as much acclaim. They occupy inshore shallow waters, and act to trap marine sediments suspended in the water column, making our waters crystal clear. Their roots also stabilise…


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Bermuda Beasts: Toads

The toad (Bufo marinus) is a characteristic Bermudian species, often lit up at night by you car’s headlights. These amphibians lumber along slowly with grumpy countenance, but despite their strange appearance they can be helpful to have in the garden.…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Belair, Paget

My acquaintance with Belair began in the summer of 1970. Theatrical director Jack Manning and his Bermudian wife, Frances Smith, were renting the house from the Moncure Robinson estate. At the time, I was friendly with Frances’ younger sister Lisa…


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Care for Old Garden Roses Before and After a Storm

It is heartbreaking to look at your roses bushes after a hurricane’s wrath, especially if you have spent the last year tenderly caring for them, feeding, fertilizing, pruning, and dead-heading diligently.  Fear not, with a little post storm care they should survive. Here…

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Government House

It has been suggested that one of our early Governors was so unpleasant that his wife was subjected to physical abuse and probably mental as well. Far be it for this writer to assert this as fact and defame the…