The islands of Bermuda lie about 700 miles off the eastern seaboard of the United States - surrounded by miles and miles of empty ocean. The perfect recipe for planetary winds whipping across the ocean and creating large waves. Add a significant storm into the mix, and you've got yourself some beautiful wave watching (wouldn't want to go in, though!). The beaches were open - but most tourists were wise enough not to in the water too far. Red flags and warning placards became prolific over the course of our stay as the track of the hurricane put Bermuda in her sights yet again.