Tag: scooter

Licensed to drive...

It is almost exactly ten years since I got my driver’s license in Nova Scotia. I remember that feeling of potential freedom that it represented. If you grew up in a city, you can’t fully appreciate the value that being able to drive a car has. No buses, no trains, no taxis, not even sidewalks. If I wanted to go anywhere other than into the woods, I needed to do it in a car.

Fast forward to the present and I am no less excited about the license I just received today. After exactly two months on the island, I finally have my motorcycle license. And not just the 50cc auxiliary scooters, I am able to drive motorcycles and scooters up to 150cc (which is the maximum allowed in Bermuda). And it is good for ten years. Now I just have to get myself a bike, I’m about done with the one that I’ve been renting for the past two months. I’ll be sure to mention when I get something picked out, hopefully with photos.

March 25, 2009

Weekend of the lamb

Despite a forecast of rain and overcast here in Bermuda, March seemed determined to come in with a weekend of rather pleasant weather. And as my second to last weekend on the island, I tried to make it as enjoyable as possible. I ended up renting a scooter again on Saturday, which greatly enhanced my mobility and thus my opportunity to get out and take advantage of the nice days. Among other outings, it was my third weekend in a row at the beach. The water was chilly but manageable. I was thinking that this would definitely been the most often I’d been at the beach in such a short period of time, but I momentarily forgot about my five day beach odyssey in Montenegro last summer. Those beaches didn’t have sand though, so the experience is different. However I look at it, my “beach density” is at an all time high.

Other highlights of the weekend involve getting lost in a posh-looking golf course, limestone caves, a BBQ and a dinner party. You can see photos of the BBQ in my darkroom. It is the story of my life when it comes to living somewhere temporarily. It is always the last couple weeks that I start to find my place. Perhaps the prospect of leaving goads me into action. And next week my parents and brother are here to visit so it will likely be fairly action packed. A nice way to close out my time here before I fly out to Vancouver.

March 3, 2008

Bermuda Scooter Adventure

And once again, I have ventured into work in order to keep people up to date on my life for some reason. Perhaps it is related to my need to check in with the world outside Bermuda now that I have a full appreciation for just how small it is. Today was my day of the scooter, at least my first day, I can't say how many more there will be in the future.
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December 9, 2007

My new island retreat

Well, I'm not going to take long with this because it is Saturday evening and I'm at work. Long story short, no Internet at home now because I moved. I live beside the pool above. I was supposed to get Internet today, but my ISP — Logic Communications — had some "technical difficulties" and now I have to wait until Monday. Not the end of the world, but it seemed to me that they just forgot to process my form and it was almost the end of the day.

However, I guess that is OK, because I also rented a scooter today and I plan to explore this tiny island a bit more tomorrow. Hopefully. And now without Internet at home, there is no excuse. Photos will follow once I get the Internet rolling at home.

I did manage to take in the Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade tonight which is why I'm in town... well that and renting the scooter and supposedly picking up my wireless modem. But I ran into some co-workers and had an early dinner and then caught the first part of the boat parade. Now to leave town before everyone else tries to as well. Cheers.

December 8, 2007

Weather

Bermuda: 15°C
Halifax: 0.3°C

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