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Monday, October 29, 2007

Oceans of time

Canada.com: "The first page of my Bermuda guide book offers this advice: 'Slow down.' I quickly come to understand that these two words represent not just a suggestion, but the very guiding spirit of the island. Standing at the ferry docks in the capital, Hamilton, trying to determine how to get to Belmont Hills Golf Club, I ask the man at the desk several questions in a way that to me feels amiable and easygoing: typically Canadian, in other words. But the accumulating stares in my direction hint that, in this place, my manner counts as mildly aggressive. "