Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bermuda: Moongate Legend - Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Parish, Bermuda

Moongate Legend
Royal Naval Dockyard
Sandys Parish, Bermuda

N 32° 19.607 W 064° 49.938

Short Description: 

This Moongate Arch is conveniently located between the cruise ship docks and the Royal Naval Dockyard buildings.

Long Description:

Moongate arches are a fascinating feature of Bermuda. They can be found in several locations in the Bermuda archipelago. These nearly circular arches are composed of limestone. Each has a keystone at it's apex.

An interesting legend is associated with these structures. According to a nearby sign:

Make a Wish

Couples who kiss under our moongates,
the wedding band-shaped arches found
throughout the island - will, according 
to local legend, be assured a long and
happy life together. Walk through one of
our lovely limestone archways, make a
wish and look forward to a joyful and
prosperous future.

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