Sunday, October 2, 2011


My assignment was to find 10 facts about Bermuda. I did some research online and then had a Skype conversation with Shannon James (who my Dad found through Twitter) and his wife. Here are my 10 facts and the video of my Skype conversation.
  1. Bermuda was first settled in 1609 by shipwrecked English colonists headed for Virginia.
  2. It is about one-third the size of Washington, DC.
  3. The weather is mild and humid with strong winds common in winter.
  4. Bermuda can have hurricanes that are really devastating.They have had 2 really devastating ones in the last 30 years.
  5. They get all their water from the roofs of their houses when it rains. The water is stored in tanks until they need to use the water.
  6. They play lots of soccer and the girls play a  sport that they call netball. It is like basketball without the backboard.
  7. They are only allowed to have one car per house.
  8. The mostly speak English (official) and 20 to 30% speak Portuguese and some speak a different language.
  9. They eat a lot of fresh fish. A favorite meal is fish cakes, potatoes and bananas.
  10. About 70,000 people live in Bermuda. Bermuda is about 24 miles long. Hamilton is the capital.
"CIA - The World Factbook." Welcome to the CIA Web Site — Central Intelligence Agency. Web. 01 Oct. 2011. 

Skype conversation with Mr. Shannon James, middle school science teacher in Bermuda, October 2, 2011.

Thank you Mr. and Mrs. James.

1 comment:

DeAnna said...

Hi Abby! Your mom sent me the link to your blog. I enjoyed reading about Bermuda and watching your Skype conversation. I lived on Okinawa which is also an island. The people there had tanks on their roofs to catch rain water, too. I wonder if this is a common practice on islands. My daughter's boyfriend lived in Fiji. I'll ask him if they used roof tanks there. It was so fun to spend the day with you on Friday! -- Ms. Dee