Wednesday, July 16, 2014

St. George's, BDA

Some accidents happen for a reason, and the shipwrecked founding of St. George's is a welcomed accident. 

The ship was Sea Venture. Set forth from England to the Americas, it became caught in a storm, tossed ashore, and thus was the founding of the Town of St. George.

Entering the city by way of the water is still most common (and beautiful) today.

Fresh off the Ferry awaits White Horse Pub for all of your Rum Swizzle needs. Sit out back on the deck, kick back, and relax, or...

Take delight in all of the fish!

But watch out, they'll jump! Especially if you toss them a treat...

Like Hamilton, St. George's offers fine shopping, including one of my favorites, The Island Shop.

The Town of St. George is lathered in rich history. From its early founding, despite much by mistake, to the impact the island has had, both on locals and visitors alike. St. George's respects and epitomizes this history, displaying both in model and reenactment form.

The Deliverance was one of two departing vessels continuing the course for America after the demise of the Sea Venture

Another popular attraction in the town is the church of St. Peter's.

Rumor has it that part of the cedar wood lining the interior the church was taken from the founding ship, Sea Venture.

Being the island that it is, in the middle of the Atlantic, par course come hurricane season, the church has had to survive many storms over the last 400 years. At one point there was a storm so severe that the Bermudians thought they would have to start a new, resulting in today's Unfinished Church. Thankfully, the original St. Peter's church stood strong and continues to enlighten the community to this day.

St. George's, founded in 1612