I wrote this last weekend but never got round to posting it…..
So it’s now April, Happy Hours have started and we still haven’t got any sign of the summer. Even the Bermudian’s are complaining it’s been a long winter – so it’s not just me folks! 🙂
Last weekend had the trappings of a summer weekend…
It was Easter weekend so we had 3 days off work and a packed schedule. Kite Flying on Horseshoe beach on the Friday, Whale Watching all day on the Saturday and Easter Brunch on the Sunday. A busy schedule is a sign of summer! And better than that, some people couldn’t make certain aspects because they were DOUBLE BOOKED! (We’d obviously have preferred it if they could make it though!) This is it – summer!
However, by the Friday the weather wasn’t looking great and while we grabbed the kites and set off, it didn’t quite have the same feel as last year with the bright blue skies, bikini and suntan lotion on, picnic for the afternoon packed. As Toby pointed out, we didn’t have the same expectation! We sat on the beach in jeans and hoodies and patiently waited while not one, not two but three showers passed. Mmmmm, this isn’t what we signed up for! However, the sun did eventually come out, our crew came together and it was certainly fun! The wind wasn’t quite strong and consistent enough but as you can see Toby got the kite quite high.
Spectators required jeans and hoodies!
Here you’ll see Toby’s little kite dwarfed by the kite owned by someone with something to prove! 😉 Although not caught on camera, Toby managed to clip the edge of the big kite and take it down!!!!
Saturday was whale watching with Ninjo. The weather looked as if it would be cancelled for sure. 7-11ft waves outside the reef is not ideal. We weren’t expecting to go and indeed hadn’t bought any picnic ingrediants. Then at 9am we got a call to say it was on, we were to meet at 10:30am. Mixed feelings at this – whale watching was a highlight of last year so a chance to go out again was exciting….but the weather didn’t seem ideal! So we got ourselves ready, arrived, boarded and set off. The whales tend to congregate around Challenger Bank, so that’s where we set off too. Through the waves! The boys braved the back of the boat for a bit…
But soon returned when the spray was more than the seat was worth!!
Anyway, battling to Challenger Bank proved too much of a challenge. Black clouds were approaching from multiple angles and there were no other boats out. We opted for a lap of the island which was never going to be a great route for whale spotting. Disappointing. The only cool thing were did was drop a microphone into the water so we could ‘hear’ them! Good, but not $170 and a day of our life good!
Next up was Easter Brunch. This was never going to fail! We’ve had a Lido brunch for both the Christmases we’ve been here and they know how to feed us well! Having none of the several bottles of Christmas champagne there was no swimming in the sea and rorcous laughing….we did have a great time though and the sun even came out to allow us chance to enjoy a cocktail in the sun after. It felt like the start of summer….
Of course the following week was only ‘OK’ and this weekend is stormy again!!! Arrghh!
………So ended last weeks post…..
And now we’re another week on, I’m daring to think it might be spring! Yesterday was lovely (if windy at times) and we got out to the driving range and then a surprise birthday party for Katie and today I’ve been sat outside having lunch with the girlies and have got a little sunburned despite the suntan lotion….. What will next week hold? Dare we hope for spring?!