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Cats of Bermuda

By DD - Last updated: Thursday, December 4, 2014
A black and white cat on a bridge at Fort St. Catherine in St. George, Bermuda.

A black and white cat on a bridge at Fort St. Catherine in St. George, Bermuda.

There are lots of churches in Bermuda and unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit any. Not being religious, we still have our own system: we’re “Catolics”! We saw so many cats it’s unbelievable! Many of them were ginger color and they all seemed pretty clean though I must admit some looked a little rough.

Two cats grooming themselves in the sun, on a farm next to Spittal Pond Preserve in Bermuda.

Two cats grooming themselves in the sun, on a farm next to Spittal Pond Reserve in Bermuda.

We saw them everywhere, from our own rental property in Flatts to St. George, Hamilton and Sandys.

This is a cat I named Milton because we were at Fort Hamilton.

This is a cat I named Milton because we were at Fort Hamilton.

Sunny at Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda.

Sunny at Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda.

My favorite cat has to be the one from Hamilton Fort I called “Milton”. He seemed so smart and friendly. He was very talkative, polite and generous, a true Bermudian! He really seemed to like the name I gave him.

Benny, a female cat at Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda.

Benny, a female cat at Crystal and Fantasy Caves in Bermuda.

A cat in a shop window in St. George Bermuda.

A cat in a shop window in St. George Bermuda.

A cat drawing on a plastic wrap around a magnetic broom.

A cat drawing on a plastic wrap around a magnetic broom.

The shadow of a cat at one of the exhibit at the National Bermuda  Museum.

The shadow of a cat at one of the exhibit at the National Bermuda Museum.

A black stray cat in Hamilton, Bermuda.

A black stray cat in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Verdmont House on Collector’s Hill in Bermuda

By DD - Last updated: Thursday, December 4, 2014
The magnificent view in front of Verdmont House on top of Collector's Hill.

The magnificent view in front of Verdmont House on top of Collector’s Hill.

Atop of Collector’s Hill, named after a collector who used to reside at Verdmont House, is erected a pink house in Georgian Style. We were charmed as soon as we arrived and started with lunch, sitting on the bench at the back of the house which is in fact the front, facing the ocean on the south shore.

Verdmont House back door entry way.

Verdmont House back door entry way.

The house has breath taking views and is filled with cedar antiques and was built around 1700 for John and Elizabeth Dickinson. John Dickinson was a privateer and was very rich, much so he had a fireplace built in every room of the house!

An antique at Verdmont House in Bermuda

An antique at Verdmont House in Bermuda

After lunch, we took our time visiting the 3 floor house, guided at first by a volunteer British woman who was so nice and informative I wish I had asked her name. I mentioned to her the place reminded us of Fort Louisbourg in Nova Scotia and she had happened to have been there in the summer! Fort Louisbourg’s items are replicas, from cutlery to the buildings themselves, as opposed to real antiques in Verdmont house. We could feel the connection to Nova Scotia and the Maritimes in the house.

The Wallpaper in one of the rooms at Verdmont House in Bermuda.

The Wallpaper in one of the rooms at Verdmont House in Bermuda.

We spent a very pleasant afternoon and unlike some previous visitors, we truly enjoyed our visit and took advantage of the peacefulness as we were the only visitors. We can say it was ours for the afternoon for a very low price, only 5$!

Mama D taking a well deserved break at Verdmont House in Bermuda

Mama D taking a well deserved break at Verdmont House in Bermuda