The environs of Somerset Village and points east as far as the Southampton border encompass a wonderful array of places to leisurely let time pass. Swim at the countless little coves, hike through the several beautiful parks, ogle spectacular ocean views on both shores—and let the hours slide easily by. The region is best seen in a flexible timeframe; even a day of tooling around on a scooter or walking the Railway Trail will give you a truer sense of real life “out West.”
Buses Nos. 7 and 8 run via Middle Road through Sandys every 15 minutes throughout the day, with the first bus leaving Hamilton at 7 a.m. and the last departing Dockyard at 10:20 p.m. Monday–Friday, first bus at 9:30 a.m. and last departing Dockyard at 11:59 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday and public holidays schedules run every half hour 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
The Sea Express (tel. 441/295-4506, www.seaexpress.bm) Blue Route runs between Hamilton and Watford Bridge and Cavello Bay, as well as Dockyard, several times a day. While Dockyard service operates every hour, ferries travel to Watford Bridge and Cavello Bay less frequently (with gaps of two hours or more) between commuter periods.
The Green Route runs from Hamilton to Somerset Bridge (also stopping at Rockaway, Southampton) all day long, except Sundays. Ferries depart Hamilton every 15 minutes at peak commuter times, every 90 minutes at other times (no service Sun.). One-way fare is $4 adults, $2 children 5–16, kids under 5 free (no cash or change accepted; tickets or tokens only). The 4 p.m. daily ferry also stops in at Dockyard.
© Rosemary Jones from Moon Bermuda, 2nd Edition