My Relationship with Bermuda!

Bermuda at Her Best

Look at the colors in these pictures and tell me what dominates; BLUE! Bermuda is synonymous with the color blue because it is a small island with a perimeter of ocean as blue as the sky above its head. I love

Bermuda not because I am a natural born citizen of that country, but because Bermuda IS Paradise in its truest form. You have seen movies and read books about things falling under the heading of Paradise, well Bermuda is true to the word not just a cliché

The roads are paved and small with driving on the left side of the road to match its mother England. The streets are not cleaned by machines rather they are cleaned by men employed by the government who are paid well, this Ministry falls under the Minister of Works and Engineering, it’s a blue-collar job to be employed as a laborer for the Bermuda Government no mater what type of work you do.

The Bermuda Crest is a symbol of all the departments of Government and it is visible when arriving at L.F.Wade International Airport Bermuda. Though I have spent all my life living in California, every time I was asked where I was from I proudly held Bermuda as my place of Birth. It was strange that every time I did people either humorously or ignorantly referred to Bermuda as a place with huts and grass skirts, it use to quietly anger me to think that people saw my sophisticated country with $66,000 per capita income for every person who works there as living in huts and wearing grass skirts.

Bermuda has the friendliest people on earth, and the most beautiful. There The island is a mix of Blacks, White English and Portuguese.

Bermuda was originally discovered in 1503 by Spanish explorer Juan de Bermudez. In 1609, the English Virginia Company, which had established Jamestown in Virginia two years earlier, permanently settled Bermuda in the aftermath of a hurricane, when the crew and passengers of Sea Venture steered the ship onto the surrounding reef to prevent it from sinking, then landed ashore. Bermuda’s first capital, St. Georges’s, was established in 1612.

The Virginia Company administered the island as an extension of Virginia until 1614; its spin-off, the Somers Isles Company, took over in 1615 and managed the island until 1684, when the Company’s charter was revoked, and Bermuda became an English Crown Colony. Following the 1707 unification of the parliaments of Scotland and England, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain, the islands of Bermuda became a British Crown Colony.

When Newfoundland joined Canada in 1949, Bermuda became the oldest remaining British colony. It has been the most populous remaining dependent territory since the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997. Bermuda became known as a “British Overseas Territory” in 2002, as a result of the British Overseas Territories Act 2002..

Home of America’s Cup
The beautiful colors of the homes and buildings

After living in California for 48 years I decided to move back to Bermuda after losing my girlfriend in a car accident. I had sworn on previous occasions never to return to Bermuda, but I somehow had nowhere else to go, lucky me. I got off the airplane in the early afternoon and was suddenly hit by the warm air and lightly cooling breeze. I went through customs and immigration and headed out of the terminal only to view the most spectacular arrangement of colors, sounds and temperature, it was everything amazing all wrapped in one neat package, I was home for the first time and my days of looking for peace was over. If you ever get a chance to visit my little island please do so, it is an experience you shall never forget.

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