Friday, May 21, 2010

It's Bermuda Day!

Americans may have to wait another week to get their first three-day weekend of the summer, but here on the island, Bermuda Day is officially upon us. Monday, May 24th marks the official start of the season—a long day of play including a festive parade through the City of Hamilton with floats, majorettes and marching bands; the Bermuda Marathon Derby, a half-marathon road race from Somerset to Hamilton (that's a picture from last year's race); and a flotilla of boats that normally fill picturesque Paradise Lakes. It’s also the first day of the year when local residents traditionally go swimming in the ocean and when businessmen get the green light to don their colorful Bermuda shorts to work. (Consider me way ahead of the curve: I’ve already done both). I guess what I’m really trying to say is that Bermuda Shorts, like the rest of the island, will be closing it’s doors on Monday. After all, I think our hard-working staff deserves a day off, don’t you? Expect a full report on Tuesday, May 25 in addition to a very special announcement for all you cinephiles and mountainlovers out there. Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Dave,

    As an avid sailor in Bermuda, we are disappointed with the weather, by now most of us would be making our way to St. George harbour to set up for sailing for the Heritage Trophy on the Bermuda Fitted Dinghy and have our first “dip” (swim) on this May 24 holiday. Bermuda Fitted Dinghies will only sail in breeze under 20 knots, so we were cancelled early.

    I'm looking forward to introducing the long Heritage of Fitted Dinghy sailing in Bermuda to you, to get you into the boat and feel the water lapping over the boat gunnal, while the six men hike over the side to keep the 1000 sq feet of sail above them sailing.
    An awesome experience.
    Victory Syndicate – Bermuda Fitted Dinghy
    Leatrice Roman Alias Lettie