Even though Bermuda appears from the window of a plane like a green speck of felt cloth it is one of the most enchanted and colorful islands. As the telescopic image of beauty flips to wide screen upon landing in St. Georges’ Parish where the airport is located the view is spectacular. All of ones sense comes alive by the aroma of pure, clean ocean air that is consumed by the scent of blossoming flowers that complement buildings and homes. Bermuda is known for its beautiful beaches that glimmer like an aqua-marine gem. Another quaint image is the pastel colors of the homes that are nestled in the mountains, and bordering cliffs that harmonize the homes charming architecture. Within the mountain there are several caves that are tucked into the inactive volcano; these clandestine caves are approximately 130 years old built by the British during war time.
So Bermuda is the most picturesque island in the North Atlantic Ocean because of its scenic views of pristine beaches, colorful houses and mysterious caves.What sets Bermuda’s beaches apart from any other beach in the Atlantic Ocean is the exquisite pink sand. This pink hue color and sparkle comes from fragmented remains of calcium-carbonate shells and coral skeletons. One may argue that all beaches are the same in tropical islands however not Bermuda’s beaches. According to the Bermuda Hotel association, “they get their signature pink cast from tiny scarlet protozoan of the order (Foraminifera), which cling to the reefs while alive then the color surfaces on the sand when dead.” The beaches also get their illuminating shimmer from crystalline quartz. Walking on these particular beaches is like a slice of heaven because of the perfect blue sky background, and the floating cottony clouds complement the jewel aqua-marine color of the ocean. http://www.bermuda-attractions.com/bermuda_000003.htm
Bermuda is also known for its adventurous and intriguing views when snorkeling like a snapshot image of maritime history of shipwrecks that lay in the same direction as when it first capsized and sunk into the ocean floor. Exploring the open ocean on this island is like eye candy that magnetizes a person’s gaze to daydreaming about history and splendor.Another jewel of the island of Bermuda is the famous caves. These caves are unlike any other because of their hideaway inside the cliffs and masking green grass makes it hard to find. When walking to the cave a person can still get a view of the ocean high up that provides an exhilarating wind, and really makes a person thankful to be able to see a visual treasure like this of the ocean from a cliff high up on a sunny day. It is almost surreal. Once in the cave in Spanish Point Parish the ocean’s waves echo all throughout. The cave is filled with light beaming from a large opening in the shape of a circle.
This perfectly round window allows one to view the ocean as though looking through a magic mirror. This view is as high as a 6th story building. It can make a person feel fortunate to experience one of nature’s hidden treasures. Most people that desire to venture off in search of caves like this one must be accompanied by a tour guide because of the loose rocks surrounding the entrance of the cave, and the dangerous tides that can barricade a person inside. So a guide has to be knowledgeable where to walk and when to go inside the caves by the low and high tides. Another picturesque image of this cave is the mystical crystals that point out from the top ceiling like suspended raindrops. It is like looking up at thousands of brown icicles dripping with water. The untouched beauty is worth seeing before one departs this earth. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g147255-Bermuda-Vacations.html
Yet a more simple and picturesque image is the eye candy pastel colors of the homes on this small island. Typical Bermudian homes are extremely efficient toward recycling water. So the roofs are designed to catch rain water and then it is filtered to drink. So the majority of the homes have miraculously clean white step slated roofs that are a signature of the islands landscape. The houses have the real tropical airy feel. Because Bermuda was a volcanic sea mountain over approximately 100 million years ago most homes are built facing the ocean nestled into the large non-active volcanic mountain. So the natives can rise to an ocean view and retire for bed with a luminescent view of the silvery ocean. This is what so special about Bermuda one can be encompassed at every angle by beauty. Also, the variations of pastel blue, green, yellow and pink are soothing to the soul and eyes on the houses. If a person is visiting from Boston during the fall it is like going from black and white to color when arriving in Bermuda. The colors really set the stage of therapeutic visual imagery that is soothing.
One of Mark Twain’s famous quotes states about Bermuda is “you can go to heaven if you want I’d rather stay in Bermuda.” This is what makes a person feel as though he or she is in paradise. The scenic view of the sugary sand against the emerald bluish green water hypnotizes a person into rapture. Another treasure is the hidden caves that take awhile to venture, but it is worth the long walk. The crystal caves are nature’s box of jewelry that one can experience mystical and historical discoveries that form crystal from drops of water collected like their roofs. Finally, the candy colored homes that are inviting and cute to tourist are just as quaint at night. In the night the windows in most homes on the island a person can view a moonlit beach that cascades its reflection on the shimmery calm water. So Bermuda has a host of treasures for the eyes to see, and it is only 90 minutes from Boston. Mark Twain said in Bermuda, “there are no harassment; the deep peace and quiet of the country sink into one’s body and bones and give his conscience a rest.” This is the ambiance of Bermuda a free fall into bliss and beauty that everyone should experience in their lifetime.