An unusual soundtrack Posted by Reef Magazine - 12 October 2011 Hamilton Island is witness to many romantic getaways and many honeymoons. As we settled into Hamilton Island life, I became aware of a bell ringing out once or twice, at random times of the day, and it took me a few weeks to figure out what the ringing bell signified. Once my mental map of Hamilton Island kicked in, and I had done a bit of exploring, I realised that it was the bell at the wedding chapel. The bell has become a favourite for me. Hearing it always makes me smile; it is the sound of a promise between two people, a declaration of their love. The bell usually rings out a gentle time or two, but one day there must have been an overflow of joyfulness, as the bell rang on and on…I stopped counting at 20! Today there is a wedding at the chapel, and I know this not because of the ringing bell, but because I can hear a piper playing traditional Scottish tunes and a classic Amazing Grace. Maybe the bride and groom have travelled from Scotland to combine their special day with a Great Barrier Reef holiday, or maybe they are more local with Scots heritage. Either way, it made my day to hear the pipes on Hamilton Island. I hope it made theirs too. About the Author 'REEF Magazine – Hamilton Island & the Great Barrier Reef' is a magazine that showcases all that Hamilton Island has to offer, from events, to an exciting array of activities, attractions and more. You can pick up your complimentary copy of 'REEF Magazine' at any Hamilton Island hotel, and you can also access some of our feature articles right here on The Island Blog.