Need to know the time? I know this may seem old school but listen for the bells. There are two beautiful churches in Coronado that chime on the hour, every hour of every day. I know it’s rare to not have a watch or phone to give us the time but there may be an instance where your phone has died or you left your pocket watch at home.
For centuries, the world has used clocks and sundials to know the time of day. And this ancient tradition continues to this day. I’m sure it seems obvious but sometimes we get used to the sounds of our town and hearing the church bells may fall into that category.
Each church plays a little intro, giving you time to listen (no pun intended). Once the melody is over, there will be a single “dong” counting up, signifying each hour that has passed. Ten dongs means ten o’clock, four dongs means four o'clock, and so on. So next time you find yourself without a watch and trying to make it home before midnight, listen for the church bells. And be sure not to leave a glass slipper behind.