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LETTER FROM BERMUDA.Winter Days in Summer Islands—Notes from the Land of the Lily and the Rose.

J. B. Mattison, M.D.
JAMA. 1894;XXII(13):477-479. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420920033009.
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Hamilton, Bermuda, Feb. 28, 1894.

To the Editor:  —Out of the gray and the gloom of a foggy February morning steamed the Trinidad to a summery land at sea, bearing the biggest boatload of tourists ever bound from New York to Bermuda.The early advent of Lent doubtless had much to do with this unusual tide of travel, though the fashion still obtains of waiting till nearly the end of winter before coming here.From the snow and the slush, the hail and the cold of New York and Brooklyn to the warm sunshine and balmy breezes of Bermuda—when life out of doors is a perennial pleasure—is a change so great that many fail to realize it, and nothing less than a personal experience will convince a doubting searcher for health or pleasure that here is a charming country, where the real rivals the ideal, and where fact touches fancy,


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