|NYC as we left for Bermuda|
The cruise was awesome, Bermuda was outstanding, and surprisingly enough, I'm happy to be back.
|Nolan enjoying the beach. It was us and 4 locals. The beach was only 100 feet wide|
Time to reflect on a few things from the week away:
- It's rejuvenating not having to turn on a cell phone for a week. No emails, no Facebook, no contact with the outside world. It's pretty cool. That being said, I was bombarded with 350+ emails when I turned my phone back on.
- People who work on cruise ships are impressive people. The men are super-friendly and the women seem to really love children - probably because they're away from theirs for so long. I am not sure I can go months without seeing Nolan or Lindsay. The same can certainly be said for the men and women who protect our freedom.
- There's something to be said about the remarkable color of the water in the middle of the ocean. The dark but clear blue color is amazing to look at and even more enjoyable to swim in - closer to the shore, not in the middle of the ocean.
- Seeing dolphins jumping out of the water in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean never gets any less cool.
- Although it's nice being off the grid, I did miss my daily dosage of sports. My dosage is currently at 10 hours a day now that I'm back.
- Bermudians are friendly but there's some quacks out there - namely the guy from the Boner Bar (yes, it's a real place even though they don't sell t-shirts. Talk about not capitalizing on an opportunity.) I did meet a guy named Greg, who is scheduled to be there for three years. He's an air conditioning repairman. The dude was a wise old sage. Nice gig.
- Towel animals are so boss. So is the Freestyle Daily, the itinerary they supply you on board.
- Driving in Bermuda is treacherous. Walking on the roads is even more treacherous. We experienced both. Bus with the large group, walking with just the three of us.
- Every single sunset in Bermuda is worth taking a picture of.
|Narrow road we walked|
|One more Bermuda sunset|