Our next kayaking excursion took us through the Intracoastal Waterway between St. George’s Island and St. David’s Island.
Beyond the swing bridge,
we found beautiful homes and quiet mooring fields.
Not to mention a great view of incoming air traffic as we paddled along the Bermuda International Airport.
Blue Hole Park was our destination. We beached the kayaks once we’d arrived at the park, located just beyond The Causeway at the edge of Castle Harbour. Here we saw the blue hole and it’s inlet stream. After having visited Dean’s Blue Hole and the Blue Lagoon, this was like a puddle in comparison, but quiet and relaxed.
Along the park pathways, we stumbled upon a grotto. There weren’t any pink shrimp swimming here though. In fact, it was dark and buggy and smelled like decay.
Goodbye, park. It was nice getting our feet on the ground for a bit.
Brian took a snorkeling dip in Castle Harbour and we spotted 15 sea turtles on our paddle back.
Time to get the ‘ol kayaks back into the water! We haven’t paddled since the Bahamas and the clear waters of Bermuda were quite inviting.
Through St. George’s Channel we have a nice view of the Town Cut entrance channel, as we paddled around Paget Island and into the open ocean.
Too choppy to kayak in the ocean…we turned back after a nice view of St. David’s Head.
On Paget Island we found a secluded patch of mangroves. The island is actually used for an Outward Bound program and boaters are not permitted to land.
We circumnavigated Smith’s Island and Hen Island on our way back to the boat. Hen Island is used for scout programs; they presently have camp set up and from Rode Trip we’ve been watching boys diving, swimming, canoeing, and sailing.
The St. George’s Dinghy and Sport Club has been a fabulous recommendation (thanks, Por Dos). The Club is very accommodating to transient boats; providing dinghy docking, laundry, showers, dockage, water, and affordable drinks at the bar. The people at St. George’s Dinghy and Sport Club have been welcoming and helpful. We’re thankful to Audrey for connecting us with the club’s members and helping find the best things to do while visiting Bermuda.