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Bermuda | Scenic Fort Scaur Hill Park

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Fort Scaur Hill Park is in Somerset Island located at the west end just a few meters after Somerset Bridge when you are heading towards the Royal Naval Dockyard.

History

The construction of the fort begun in the 1860’s during the time of troubled relations between Great Britain and the United States.

Snapshot of the fort’s aerial view from one of the exhibits.


A short narrative on one of the exibits inside the fort states:

“This fort was intended to protect the landward side of the Royal Naval Dockyard against any enemy attack from the south shore beaches.


Completed by the Royal Engineers in the 1870’s, it was known as the Somerset Position (later Fort Scaur). This defensive work was in essence a massive dry moat that cut across the entire island. Virtually invisible from the sea, it was a hybrid of traditional “pentagonal” fort design and the new “open” battery system.


A central fort commanded the ditch and parapet. It was armed with two 64 pounder Rifled Muzzle Loader guns mounted on Moncrieff disappearing gun mounts.


Defenders could also fire an attacking infantry from the protective parapet, counter scarp galleries and a small Caponier or guard house.”

Scaur views!

The park can be accessed through the main entrance via the Somerset Road. There’s a wide carpark and picnic area on top of the hill.

Or through a short nature trail via the Railway  Trail.

There are various underground rooms within the complex.

You can go and explore the rooms. Lights are installed for easy access.There are exhibits in some of them, others are just filled with empty spaces.


The underground rooms remain cool even if it’s hot outside.


I did not see any dungeon or maybe there’s one but I just don’t know where it is located.

Overlooking the Great Sound.


Royal Naval Dockyard on the far left end.

There’s a wooden throne ­čść beside the car park.



There are seasonal flower blooms.


Usually they bloom around March-April, just before winter ends and within the first weeks of spring. Perfect time for travel.


How to get there?





If you are coming from Hamilton City or the Royal Naval Dockyard, take Bus #7 or #8 and let the bus captain know you are getting-off at the bus stop nearest to Fort Scaur Hill.

If you have a few more bucks to spend, you can take a taxi or hire a scooter.

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Bermuda | Everyday should feel this good!

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Admit it. Probably you’ve heard of Bermuda as something to be feared. Thanks to the many real life mysterious unexplained disappearances of aircrafts and sea vessels that we came to know about.

BermudaBermuda, a 53.3 sq kilometer archipelago of more than 150 islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean collectively known as “The Island”, has so much to offer. Its recent population count is 71,176 as of July 2018. Bermuda is a self governing Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom. Having its own constitution, laws and regulations.The Island gets huge income from tourist arrivals. Mostly, they are on board cruise ships and tourists usually wander in The Island’s beautiful beaches. Other attractions also exist. Bermuda is also known for its thriving insurance and re-insurance industry, helping fuel the economy.

Bermuda

Welcome to the triangle!

Bermuda is located on the other tip of an imaginary triangle. The other tips are Puerto Rico and Miami, Florida. The mysterious disapperances happen within this region. Experts say, the weather in the area is very volatile and perilious. The condition can change from bad to worst. This is also the area where most hurricanes are formed.There is also another theory involving methane gas ejecting from the bottom of the triangle towards the surface. The water with bursting bubbles become dangerous, ships cruising right on the spot will lose its buoyancy causing it to sink.Ofcourse, you can’t remove another theory that aliens are involved in various cases of disappearances: extraterrestrial abductions.

Bermuda

Fear not! Bermudaful!

Despite the frightening reputation of the notorious triangle, here I am, living as an expat. Bermuda is a lovely place.

Bermuda

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