Friday, August 30, 2013

2013 Dutchess County Fair

I'd imagine that going to the Dutchess County Fair on week day in the afternoon would be like going to Disney World in winter after the holidays; there are a lot of people, but it's not painstakingly crowded. The lines weren't long, it wasn't filled with half as many screaming children demanding ice cream in the broiling heat as their parents starts to lose their cool and most of all it was just plain pleasant if you didn't look at the price of fair food.

After a couple of assignments from the newspaper on Thusday and hardly any traffic, I strolled right up to the gate and naturally my first stop was naturally for a 4-H milkshake before walking around and taking in the sites, both new, but mainly old. Although I love the county fair it would be nice for a few more new exhibits to be shown each year.

A couple of highlights included some rather large, what I'm guessing are draft horses, the dock dogs and paying a visit to the antique section to see a bit of history while being terrified of the creepy mannequins that are on display.

Anyhoo, I didn't take too many photos this year, but I'll share a few now:

Thursday, August 29, 2013

St. Georges, Bermuda

Norwegian Breakaway Cruise to Bermuda

Day 3: St. George's and Fort St. Catherine

On our last day in port in Bermuda, we finally managed to catch a ferry (a 40 minute ride) from Royal Naval Dockyard to St. George's, and it was definitely worth the wait. St. George's has so much charm, beautiful architecture and history (it is after all a UNESCO World Heritage Site). There are plenty of little shop to stop in and check out and some interesting tours to take, however since we only had a few hours in town I decided to get my history nerd on, and took a short 5 minute cab ride (about $8 without tip) to historic Fort St. Catherine. Now once again, if you're not a history fan, go at least for the impressive view from the very top of the fort, plus they house some jewels, so there's is something for everyone.

Also if you're a photographer, St. George's will be a playland for you, so much to see and shoot. So with this post, that will conclude my whole Norwegian Breakaway Cruise to Bermuda, I hope you enjoyed and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. I can definitely say this though, I can't wait to go back to Bermuda one day and explore a little more!