Dionysos Leader was delayed owing to a back up in the Carribean but eventually docked yesterday morning. *Photo by Simon Jones
Dionysos Leader was delayed owing to a back up in the Carribean but eventually docked yesterday morning. *Photo by Simon Jones

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23: Normally the bulky box-like shape of a car carrier is a once-a-month spectacle in Hamilton Harbour.

But this week two are scheduled to arrive within three days.

This is partly due to a back up in the Caribbean that put the Dionysos Leader behind schedule.

She was due in last week but the delay meant she arrived yesterday morning.

One hundred new Japanese cars were driven off the carrier on to the dockside before the ship left later the same day.

While on Friday the Osaka is due to come along side in the capital to deliver a further 18 vehicles.

She will only be in Bermuda for a matter of hours before she heads off again to continue her rounds.

Today we say goodbye to the bulk carrier Gil.

She’s completed three journeys into St George’s in the last couple of weeks from the US and the Caribbean to deliver asphalt, sand and gravel.

Building materials

The cargo will be used for various construction projects across the island including new road surfaces and the hospital renovation.

The Gil is due to leave Penno’s Wharf at first light today.

Elsewhere the Somers Isles arrives in Hamilton from Florida today, while the Bermuda Islander gets in tomorrow.

This is the first week since March when there has not been a cruise ship in all week.

So it might be a good time to get down to Dockyard and take advantage of a quieter mall.