All Knit & No Play? Never!

August 1, 2013

On Wednesday, our final day in Bermuda, we had a mellow morning — at least, I did. I had a lovely, 3.5 mile walk around the ship, about 11 times around the 7th floor deck. Then breakfast and a couple of hours of writing work for a client. I made a quick trip to a nearby duty-free shop where I bought some perfume for Hannah and to a pharmacy where I got a couple of cans of ginger beer (so refreshing!) and a slew of Cadbury chocolate bars for Kevin and Michael.

At 1:30, we, along with about 50 other travelers, boarded a catamaran for a three-hour excursion.

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Our crew of four native Bermudans, one who could trace his ancestors back 16 generations, were just terrific — knowledgeable, skilled, and engaging. They pointed out sites on the island, including several enormous estates, and shared some history. If you ever go to Bermuda, check them out: Rising Son II.

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After an hour, we anchored in a beautiful lagoon, walled by cliffs, and nearly everyone went into the water to swim, snorkel, and paddle board.

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I’ve only snorkeled once and was totally enthralled. The water was clear as could be and the fish were beautiful — striped, spotted, translucent with electric blue innards. At first I wished that I had a water-proof camera, but I realize that a photo couldn’t capture the experience. My memory will be my photo album.

It’s such a treasure to have all this time with my Mom, who didn’t swim (or indulge in a Rum Swizzle) but learned all about each of the crew members while I was exploring.

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We were back onboard ship 30 minutes before our scheduled departure, ready for showers, reading on the balcony,

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and an evening of knitting, dinner, and listening to a Glenn Miller Band tribute performance.

On the personal knitting front, I’m quite enjoying my Albers Cowl although I’m still only on the first of three squares.

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4 Responses to “All Knit & No Play? Never!”

  1. eballering Says:

    You so inspire me to get going with my knitting and to get my mom to knitting again. She used to be such a good knitter. The Dutch/English knitting vocabulary kept us from doing it when we are together. But I want to do a knitting cruise with my mom like that so I better brush up my Dutch knitting vocab and see if they have a cruise like that in Europe.

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    • Mary Ann Says:

      Eugenie, the organizer of this adventure is planning another one for October 2014 — from Boston to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Bar Harbor & Portland (Maine). Maybe you and your Mom could try that… xo

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  2. scmills45 Says:

    Oh no! I couldn’t see the photos!

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