Well, now as I sit down and try and reflect on the delightful conversation I just have been having, my traveler’s exhaustion is setting in and my mind struggles to recall much of anything.
I did not know that a large population in Bermuda speaks Portuguese and comes from the Azores. I love Portuguese and I will love going to the Azores when that times comes! I have a somewhat idyllic memory of visiting Portugal as a child and staying at old stone estate we referred to as “The Quinta.”
I am told that Horeshoe Bay is an amazing place to visit the beach, has a refreshment stand, and you are able to shower after swimming if you should desire.
I initially felt very excited hearing that today is the last day of Carnival here, as well as Hero’s Day. Sounds like a big party!! And I am ready to do a little dancing! But…after talking with my host, and first friend on the island, I am introduced to such amazing and beautiful things to do in the area as well.
The arboretum is a few blocks away and sounds like an amazing place for an evening stroll. I can feel myself debating about pushing through the exhaustion and go, go, going. But then my self-compassion chimes in and reminds me to take care of myself. I may need a little rest and time to acclimate.
I am told there are many people in the boating community here that I must meet and have coffee with! I think I will make an effort and do a few things well, letting people get to know me when I am feeling vibrant and outgoing.
The waters are beautiful here! I do love my little conversation I regularly have with the sea about what’s on the other side? Just about anywhere else, including here.
I have landed safely and soundly and I am feeling very comfortable and excited.