We Survived the Bermuda Triangle: Part 2

Flyboarding

We have lift off!

Okay I know it took me a while but whatever, I’ve been playing outside. In Bermuda, the coolest thing we got to do was try flyboarding—it’s a new sport that makes you feel like Ironman. The dudes at Coconut Rockets took us out on the water for our first “flight”. The board is attached to the back of a SeaDoo and is propelled by the power of the machine. It takes a bit of getting used to but if you check out some of the more seasoned flyers on YouTube, they do some pretty crazy stuff.

If you’re ever in Bermuda, book your own flyboard session with Coconut Rockets!

Coconut Rockets

Us with Marc and Callon of Coconut Rockets

On Tuesday evening, we headed over to historic St. George’s to go snorkelling, have dinner and of course, GELATO! I can rarely ever say no to gelato (or froyo, or ice cream, or popsicles…) in the summer. I doubled up on coffee and coconut. Every time I try to psych myself up to try a new flavour but I have my go-tos and I can’t seem to take the step.

Gelato

Our drool-worthy desserts

St. George's

Strolling around after dinner

Our last day at the beach we decided to add one more water activity that I’d been wanting to try at home: stand up paddleboarding (SUP)! We rented them at Horseshoe for $25 each and got to paddle around the area. It was pretty wavy that day but we managed. The other two girls from Minnesota who were with us didn’t try to get up on their feet at all, and even I took a couple tumbles 🙂 Nicole was a champ and stayed up the whole time.  I’m looking forward to doing this on the lake—even though it looks simple, it’s a great workout!

SUP

Getting used to the boards

Then, it was time to go home. BUT we managed to squeeze in one more attraction: Crystal Caves. These caves actually have a pretty crazy story behind them: two little boys lost their cricket ball in a hole and managed to stumble across them more than 100 years ago. There are two tour options: Crystal and Fantasy. Our tour guide was fun, but the whole thing didn’t last long and was kind of crowded. A couple of buses from the cruise ships had just come in at the same time as us. Oh well, we wanted to do everything fun and I’m so glad we went.

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave

Good news: my uncle has since proposed to his girlfriend and they are engaged to be married! Wedding in Bermuda? I hope so!

-Tia

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