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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:49 PM
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Exclamation Bermuda beach warning

http://www.royalgazette.com/article/...NEWS/140339974
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:56 PM
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wow. Well,guess I will not be swimming in Bermuda in the near future...
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Old March 31st, 2014, 02:59 PM
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Wow, sorry to read this and just as their tourist season is about to begin in a few weeks. Thanks for posting.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 03:12 PM
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Is the south shore where Norwegian ships dock??
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Old March 31st, 2014, 03:18 PM
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Is the south shore where Norwegian ships dock??
No it's the west end of the Island. All or most of the popular beaches are on the South Shore.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 03:24 PM
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Whew. I'll just make sure not to go to any of those beaches.
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Well, wait a minute. We were planning on doing the Bermuda Triangle snorkel. Is that on the south shore??
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Old March 31st, 2014, 03:32 PM
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i wonder if the beaches will be cleaned by june..hmm
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Old March 31st, 2014, 03:36 PM
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i wonder if the beaches will be cleaned by june..hmm
The Govt of Bermuda needs to build a sewage plant to handle this. Everything is pumped several miles off shore. When you have moderate east to southeast winds for a sustained period of time, hello tarballs.
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Not good..............bad for visitors and merchants. I would be rethinking my plans if Bermuda was my destination.
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Someone just posted this on a different board.

http://www.royalgazette.com/article/...NEWS/140339974
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If you had posted this tomorrow, I would have thought it was a joke.
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Not good..............bad for visitors and merchants. I would be rethinking my plans if Bermuda was my destination.

Not a concern to us as we don't do any open water. Maybe prices will drop down.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 04:18 PM
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Is this warning for right now or this whole summer?
Have you posted this on the Bermuda Ports of Call board?



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It is weird that I went directly to the US consulate Website for Bermuda and could find no mention of this. Took a look at the listings for travel Alerts and Warnings for all countries and could find nothing for Bermuda.

Maybe I just couldn't find it. I wonder if the water is monitored regularly and warnings posted and then lifted as conditions warrant. That is what is done for beaches in my area on Lake Michigan.
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i wonder if the beaches will be cleaned by june..hmm
This is much more serious than cleaning a beach.

Bermuda needs to research, fund and build new ways of dealing with their sewage. Right now it is pumped off-shore and released in to the ocean. Tides and currents then wash it up on shore. It's been this way for a long time and will take a long time to fix.

BTW, many coastal communities along the east coast of the United States also dump their sewage off shore. It's a common practice and sometimes leads to warnings to avoid certain beaches.
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http://bernews.com/2014/03/u-s-issue...nated-beaches/
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I have heard for years now how the sewage from St. George is pumped 2 miles offshore. When the wind is right the northern part of the islands get smelly. I personally never experienced it.
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No it's the west end of the Island. All or most of the popular beaches are on the South Shore.
The ships dock in the West End, but the South Shore beaches including Horseshoe Bay, Warwick Long Bay and Elbow Beach are by far the most popular beaches for cruise passengers (and other visitors to Bermuda too).

Probably the vast majority of passengers on NCL and other ships berthed at Dockyard go to one or more of South Shore beaches at some time during their visit.

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I am not worried about swimming, but DH will be diving - he may want to re-think that now
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