More from Bermuda

We spent a few days exploring around the island, checking out some of the tiny beaches. Friday we went a step further and went on a boat trip with my sister and her boyfriend. It almost didn’t work out, though. We had breakfast in a greasy spoon down the road, but being on the American side of the Atlantic, they offer huge pancakes with this ultra-sweet modified corn syrup called Aunt Jemima’s. Katie had two and drenched them with syrup. Ten minutes later her body fought back. The sheer quantity of modified fructose was too much and she endured an unsettled hour of sugar overload which fortunately she recovered from just as quickly and the boat trip was a lot of fun.

The Hamilton Princess

The Hamilton Princess is probably the most famous in the island, dating back to the 19th century, named after Queen Victoria’s daughter who was quite keen on the island. To break the holiday up, we spent the middle weekend there. They had a fresh and a salt water swimming pool and a putting green. Mark Twain was a fan of the hotel, and he’s still there. Here’s my brother and sister next to him…

And William beating me at putting (we’re going for a full round later this week hopefully)…