Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Funny - A Very Polite Sign

Seen at Fort Scaur, Bermuda

This very polite sign doesn't mention the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain.  It reads:

"During the troubled relations between Gt. Britain
and the United States in the 19th century, this
was part of a ring of fortifications built in
Bermuda's defence.
You are welcome to use this site for a picnic.
The many scenic views it offers for photographs
should not be missed."

The War of 1812 made Bermuda a great military base. After Britain lost the ports of the new United States, the fortifications and naval base in Bermuda were strengthened and became of great importance.  The reefs around Bermuda were thoroughly charted to allow large naval ships to easily enter the ports, and the new naval dockyards became one of the most important military bases in the North Atlantic. 

Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. "troubled relations" - yup, that's a war for sure! Such pleasant language - you must have smiled. Thanks for the photo, inscription and explanation.

  2. "Troubled relations"-- a quintessentially British understatement. :-)

    It would be like a sign at the site of the A-Bomb hitting in Nagasaki reading, "During the atmospheric disturbance on August 9, 1945..."