It didn’t take Brian and I long to get acquainted with St. George’s Island, Bermuda. One afternoon we took a lovely walk around the eastern coastline of the island and paused for self-guided tours of the forts along the way. We cut through the former St. George’s Golf Course to first have a peek at Tobacco Bay.
Fort St. Catherine was built by Governor Richard Moore in 1614. The fort houses exhibits, but it was closed during each of two of our attempts to visit. Thus, self-guided fort touring…
Alexandra Battery was completed in the 1860’s.
This muzzle-loading gun was fired through a Gibraltar Shield, this is actually the only intact shield remaining on Bermuda. The muzzle-loading gun could fire a 256lb shell 1,000 yards through 10 inches of iron plating. Another fun fact is that this gun weighs 4,000lbs more than Rode Trip.
Gates Fort overlooks the Town Cut entrance to St. George’s Harbour. The fort was first shown on a published map in 1626.
At the end of our fort tour we had a great view of Rode Trip among the anchored boats.