16th April 2008
Well we experienced a
good mixture of weather from flat calm’s to squalls and rough seas, but
its been an interesting trip! We had intended anchoring off Bermuda when we arrived at 3 a.m. this morning, but after
the obligatory call to Bermuda Harbour Radio, they advised us to come straight
on in, and talked us through the well lit and marked channels, having picked us
up on their radar. It was all relatively easy and we did not feel worried
We moored up to the
customs quay in the dark and then went to bed for an hour or two to wait for
the Customs and Immigration office to open – which it did at 0830
sharp. We were cleared in to Bermuda,
left the Customs quay, went for fuel and then sailed out of St Georges Harbour
to motor round the island to moor just off Fairylands, where my daughter lives.
It was great being able
to see her and her husband, and my two grand children – one of whom I’d
never seen before – as they motored out in their own boat to meet
us. So we all had a great celebration that evening.
It was a great shame
that Anette had to leave us on the Friday to fly back to the UK, but I
stayed on for another week to see to the boat. We’re both now
back in the UK,
and Talulah is swinging on a mooring for a few weeks. Unfortunately
we will not be able to bring Talulah back to the UK ourselves as work is getting in
the way, and we are hiring a delivery crew to do that for us before the Hurricane
season. But, we’ll be sailing again soon!
Bermuda – alongside the customs and immigration jetty
The View over Bermuda from the old Light house.
Me and the Grand
Children on Talulah in Bermuda……