Having accomplished so much in just three days, we were able to take day four at a slightly more leisurely pace. And, funnily enough, it was this day that we captured some of the most spectacular shots of all (giving in to ‘island time’ might just be the way to go). Starting with a wander along the beautiful railway trail, once used by the old train that used to run from one end of the island to the other, the railway trail is now a tunnel of trees and lush plant life.
We then moved on to Grape Bay, a real hidden gem often overlooked in favour of Horseshoe or Tobacco Bay. And despite highlighting it to you here, we’re kind of hoping the word doesn’t spread too far, as having this wide stretch of sand to ourselves was an experience we’ll never forget. If you’re travelling with kids, this is a wonderful choice too, as natural pools form safe, shallow swimming spots, whilst the rocky outcrops a little further down are a treasure trove of rock-pools brimming with sea snails and crabs for your budding little David Attenborough’s.
Back in the taxi, we drove through the neighbourhood of Salt Kettle on our way to lunch. And yes, it was just as quaint and charming as its name suggests – colourful houses, picturesque docks and lovely side streets forming this quiet little area that looks like it’s been taken straight from a postcard. As we drove, we also learned all about past-residents of Bermuda, which included the likes of David Bowie and John Lennon. If that’s not enough to convince you of the charm of the place, we’re not sure what is.
Jamaica Grill was the lunch-spot of choice today, where we enjoyed a hearty, home-style meal and had a chance to take some pictures of the street art adorning its exterior walls before our last afternoon of exploration…