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The Bermuda Buggy Ride

IMG_7685I made a comment about Bermuda once being a mid-Atlantic Mackinac Island in my previous post. That’s because it once was before cars became far more prolific on the Island.  Seeing a Bermuda buggy wasn’t that strange a sight (and people would ride bicycles all over the Islands as well).

The old Bermuda Preview Guides used to carry this blurb in the sightseeing section:

Bermuda Buggy: No Honeymoon is complete without a “Bermuda Buggy Ride!. It makes a “fun” outing for the family too. Children who’ve never travelled by horse and carriage consider it a rare treat. There are usually several carriages for hire by No. 7 Shed (where the Franconia docks) on Front Street.

IMG_7718There’s even a song about the Bermuda Buggy Ride that was performed by The Bermuda Strollers, Talbot Brothers, and Hubert Smith (at least).

Signs like this one on the bridge from St. George to St. David’s were common when I was a kid.

Buggy bells were also sold as souvenirs.

Alas, there are now cars and traffic jams. I think the only buggy is the one pictured above. You can find her in St. George.

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Some people can be a bit clueless. Then again, the buggies aren’t as common as they used to be.

me people can be a bit clueless. Then again, the buggies aren’t as common as they used to be.