St. George’s Harbour, Bermuda, has been the crossroads of the North Atlantic Ocean since sailors started making the voyage.
The Town of St. George was settled by shipwrecked sailors in 1609, and has been a safe and welcoming haven for seafarers for the 400 years since. The genuinely quaint town forms the harbour’s north shore and offers almost anything a sailor needs, including friendly smiles and “Hellos.” To the south are numerous channels and islands, small and large, inhabited and otherwise. A protected anchorage can be found for almost any weather. Wildlife is abundant, including Longtailed Tropicbirds, sea turtles, and parrot fish.
I built a house in St George’s 16 years ago and moved ashore. I now love the harbour for the boats and people that pass through, year round. I can view the boats from the top of Barracks Hill on my morning jog, or more closely in my latest favorite, the 12’6” Sweet Spot. I meet the sailors on the streets, and in the grocery store. It’s sort of like cruising, very slowly, with the comforts of home. As Bermudians say, “It suits me right down to my toes.” –Danny Greene