been helped ashore to check in at Customs and Immigration ( low
grey building, left, dwarfed by giant cruise ship) at St.
George's, upon our arrival with an unwilling outboard motor,
and loaned bus tickets to enable us to get to Hamilton and
collect a Western Union payment, the captain and I had been glad
of the opportunity to invite the Bermuda Island Water Ministries
missionaries, Phil and Shelley Mitterhauser and their daughter
Melinda, to eat with us on the previous evening and show our
Still being without independent means of transport to and from
the boat, we were delighted to accept Phil's offer of a lift
ashore the next morning. Not only did he pick us up on Friday
morning, so that we could go ashore and get in provisions and
then loan us 'Spirit of Daddy Lowe' his launch, so that we could
get the shopping aboard, but also suggested that we take some
time out and go on a little trip with the family. How could we
We went to the Bermuda Aquarium as guests of two-year-old
Using two of the bus tickets in the book we had purchased at St.
George's Post Office, US$25.50 for fifteen No.14 (Adult)
tickets, each of which will take you to pretty well anywhere in
Bermuda, we caught a number 3 bus.
Each bus sports a wooden sign, hanging near the door, which
tells you the name of the bus driver.
This one had a very smart
sign which announced "Your operator is: Mrs. M. L.
Walker", in gothic script. Beneath that legend it said "Have a Bermudiful Day"!
To go directly to the door of the Aquarium we would have to
have caught a number 10 or an 11 bus. In the event we enjoyed an 0.4 km walk from the
number 3 stop in very pleasant surroundings.
We walked across a bridge between two chunks of land (much
of Bermuda is joined up in this way) and watched the way the high tide sends
water spinning so fast through the channel that a strong swimmer
would be incapable of going against the current produced.
Moments later we arrived at the Aquarium.
We describe our visit to the Aquarium on the next
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