Looking Back On 2013: The Year In Photos

December 30, 2013

To mark the end of yet another year, Bernews has gathered some of the images from 2013 depicting a few of the many events that took place. Ranging from holidays, to sports, to cruise ships, collisions and more, the past year saw numerous activities take place on our 21 square mile island. This is, of course, only a tiny fraction of the photos we posted throughout the year, and for all our photos click here.

January: The year started off with a giant message written in seaweed the sand at John Smith’s Bay


January: A police manhunt for Chris Duerr takes place in Sandys


January: Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich’s superyacht arrives in Bermuda

The  Motor Yacht  Eclipse  Roman Abramovich St George's Bermuda, January 29 2013 (14)

February: The island cheers on Nahki Wells whose team made it to Wembley for the Capital One Cup

nahki wells capital one photo shoot (1)

February: One of St George’s unofficial ambassadors, a cat named “Flea”, passes away

flea cat bermuda

February: A Sunwing plane diverts to Bermuda after passengers are alleged to be smoking onboard

SunWing Flight Diversion, Bermuda February  1 2013 (1)

March: The Green family purchase the old Sonesta property on South Shore

20130311 South Beaches Aerial

March: The Annual Sports Awards recognized the island’s top athletes

Annual Sports Awards Bermuda March 16 2013 (17)

March: Earth Hour is celebrated at City Hall

Earth Hour Greenrock Bermuda, March 23 2013 (103)

April: Premier Cannonier measures a 10.5 foot kite on Good Friday during Kitefest


April: Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield tweets a photo of Bermuda from space

bermuda from space

April: Delta’s inaugural flight from LaGuardia in New York received welcome sprays of water

delta flight 2013 (1)

April: Pro basketball player Lisa Leslie visits for the Women in Sports expo

Women In Sports Expo Banquet, Bermuda April 26 2013 (33)

May: A taxi crashes, and lands upside down only a few yards away from the water in Southampton

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May: Ashley Simmons launches the Bermuda Water Taxi service

Bermuda Water Taxi, June 23 2013-1

May: The annual “Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres” was held in Hamilton


May: Aquarium staff save the life of a baby turtle that was poisoned after eating coral polyps


May: The 1063ft long Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship, the largest to ever visit the island, arrives


May: A car driver smashes through a wall on Harbour Road, landing overboard

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May: 30 visiting yachts taking part in the Arc Europe and Atlantic Cup rallies stop in Bermuda

Arc Europe Atlantic Cup Yachts, St George's Bermuda May 11 2013-14

May: Rev. Nicholas Dill becomes the new Bishop of Bermuda

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May: Tyler Butterfield and Rose-Anna Hoey win the May 24th half marathon

Bermuda Day Half Marathon Derby, May 24 2013-3

May: Runner Thomas Smith proposed to Elizabeth Simmons at the end of the May 24th race

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May: The Premier follows tradition, dancing with the Gombeys in the Bermuda Day Parade

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June: Male volunteers spent time at Elliot Primary School for their annual Men’s Reading Challenge

FB Sun June 9

June: Native Americans made their way to Bermuda for the Pow Wow in St Davids

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June: The second annual Highland Games was held at the Saltus School field in Pembroke

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June: Johnny Barnes celebrated his 90th birthday

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June: Katherine Arnfield was crowned the new Miss Bermuda

Miss Bermuda Pageant 2013, June 23 2013-66

July: The World Cup Blue Marlin Championship is held in Bermuda

Fish Weigh In Albouys Point Bermuda Airport, July 4 2013-3

July: The Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship berthed in Dockyard hosts a fireworks display for July 4th

Norwegian Breakaway Fireworks

July: The Bermuda Regiment fired a 21 gun salute to mark the birth of the Royal Baby

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July: Bermuda hosts athletes from 20 islands in the 2013 Island Games


August: Cup Match ends in a draw, and Somerset retains the Cup

somerset win cup match

August: Ryan Davidge and Andrew Osborne [FB16] took line honours in the Around the Island race

Around The Island Powerboat Race Bermuda August 11 2013 (93)

August: Artistic creations grace Horseshoe Bay during the annual Sand Sculpture contest


August: A collision in Smiths resulted in one car being wedged on top of the other

bermuda collision aug 31 2013 (1)

August: Fertig & Garvin set a new record [15 hrs 45 mins] in the 765 mile NY to Bermuda race

Bermuda Challenge, August 22 2013-4

September: Two police officers flee their car after getting stuck on a flooded Bakery Lane

police car stuck on bakery lane

September: Rosewood Tucker’s Point resort goes into receivership

Rosewood Tucker's Point Hotel Bermuda Feb 4th 2011-1-10

September: The Gombey Festival is held at the Tennis Stadium


September: Crowds pack the Botanical Gardens for the John Lennon Peace Concert


October: The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy arrives in Bermuda


October: A massive explosion occurred at an Ariel Sands property, leaving significant damage

Devonshire Explosion Bermuda, October 16, 2013-6

October: Bermuda voted the Best Island in the Caribbean & Atlantic by Condé Nast readers

Horseshoe Bay Beach Bermuda

October: A fire breaks out at the old Teen Services building on Cedar Avenue in Pembroke


October: Firefighters wear pink shirts in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness

Bermuda Fire Service Breast Cancer Awareness, October 29, 2013-2-2

November: Bermuda hosts international visitors who came to see the solar eclipse visible from the island


November: A snowy owl, which are rarely seen this far South, is spotted in Bermuda


November: A protest march was held over the planned closure of the Lamb Foggo Urgent Care Centre


December: Ginny Ferson was sworn in, becoming the first female Deputy Governor of Bermuda

ginny silva bermuda deputy governor (1)

December: Following the death of Nelson Mandela, a mural was painted on the Chewstick building

Mandela pic

December: The eight members of the Tourism Authority Board were announced

Bermuda Tourism Authority Board, December 19 2013-1

December: A casino themed entry won the Christmas Boat Parade

xmas boat parade bermuda 2013 (5)

December: David Soares 1000lb bluefin tuna marks the largest one ever caught in Bermuda waters


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  1. Johnboy says:

    Wow, I has forgotten about some of those!

    Still enjoy the Police submarine. lol

    • Tough Love says:

      That’s my favorite too!

      • Johnboy says:

        Good thing they did their first test there before taking it offshore.

    • Y-Gurl says:

      Yup the newest addition to the marine Police unit didn’t do very well

    • Watcher55 says:

      Funny that most of the comments are getting 2 dislikes, wonder if that’s from the pilot and co pilot!