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Touring the cannons and forts of Bermuda

When you’re taking a driving tour through Bermuda, it’s tough to envision this place as a strategic military outpost, but for most of its history, the island was actually a strategic naval center that played an important role in a number of wars. Bermuda, was really the Gibraltar of the West, as its proximity to the young American nation made …

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The white roofs of Bermuda

When you pull into the Royal Navy Dockyard, you’ll be treated to hills filled with the white roofs of Bermuda. Just like the blue and white houses in Santorini, you’re hit with a certain aesthetic feel, but did you know that the scarcity of fresh water has made them a necessity. The whitewashed roofs have a tremendous and positive environmental …

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Smallest drawbridge in the world – Somerset Bridge, Bermuda

Somerset Bridge is a small bridge in Bermuda. Connecting Somerset Island with the mainland in the western parish of Sandys, Somerset Bridge is reputedly the smallest working drawbridge in the world. The original bridge dates back to 1620, and although the bridge was largely rebuilt in the mid 20th century, much of the original stonework remains. The bridge was originally …

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