August 11, 2005 - After a week of delay we arrived in Bermuda. After waking up at the crack of dawn, our flight left Toronto on time. After 2 hours and 20 minutes in the air, we landed in Bermuda.
It took a while to get through customs, as every one of our many bags were searched. :) We were the last passengers to leave the airport. All went went well though, and we were soon on our way to the place where we will be staying for the first 30 days, a studio apartment on Spanish Point (Pembroke Parish). There was much beautiful scenery on the windy drive from the airport: colorful houses, flowers, palm trees, and turquoise waters.
The studio apartment is attached to the back of a house. There is a large backyard, with many flowers, plants, and chairs to sit on. The apartment is small but also very nice. Later on in evening we met our landlords- they are friendly and easy-going couple.
Soon thereafter, we went for a short walk to Spanish Point Park for a quick swim. There is no long sandy beaches there, but in between the rocks there is small beach of sand where you can swim. Water was very clear and nice, but a bit cooler than we expected.
In the evening, Kim, from Michelle's new company, was very kind to invite us for dinner at Portofino Restaurant in Hamilton. Later she took us for a walk around downtown Hamilton, which is very beautiful at night.