|The beaches at Coopers Island I think are the most beautiful anywhere|
We've lived in Bermuda since 1985 and just returned after a long period of traveling so on the first few days I did a circuit of the island archipelago. By bike of course which is the best way to get around I think and see the island. The first few days are always the days when you have the greatest immediate opinion about things and for some reason time I felt that the island seemed smaller than I remembered. Slower too, of course the roads; quiet, old.
We have spent time in Penang in Malaysia which is a Unesco World Heritage site. It is lovely in its way too seeing as its heritage goes back to 1786 with much of the Georgetown buildings dating back to the 19th century. It however is neither slow nor quiet. Much of it is not old either being a sort of Silicone Valley of that part of Asia. In Bermuda too, the old capital St. George's is a Unesco World Heritage site. It dates back to the first settlements which began in 1609.
|The view from our apartment over St. George's Harbour|
It actually makes me wonder why the entire island isn't a Unesco World Heritage site.
Don't take my word for it though. Check out the photos.
|Two different views of Warwick Long Bay. Our first home overlooked this beach but whilst we enjoyed it I don't think we fully appreciated how lovely this is. I always felt that if I was not moved by this view then it was time to leave. I never have.|
|Church Bay from above. This is a lovely snorkeling beach as it gets quite deep fairly quickly but the reefs are literally 20 yards offshore so very accessible.|
|South shore near John Smith's Bay. One of many, many random views.|
|Coopers Island again. Being at the end of a road and then half a mile walking, this beach is always empty. What colors though.|
|One of the bays at Ferry Reach. This one is where whaling ships used to come in as it is so shallow. The small boats would beach themselves and the whale here and do the grisly dissection and boiling.|
|Sunset over West Whale Bay from Landmark.|
|View from the top of Knapton Hill over south shore|
Tough to argue, isn't it?