After stopping in South Saint Augustine
we decided to park just a block from the historic OLD TOWN!
We had been here maybe four years ago
but decided this time to just take a walk around
and end up at the old fort!
We walked the old streets and I thought just how commercial
this has all become.
It seemed like every other building was a ICE CREAM STORE!
And although the old buildings were still there
they were mostly shops and places to eat!
I was somewhat disappointed in that I wanted history –
and sadly – it just is not there like I expected!
We still walked the old street and made our way to the OLD FORT!
Now that was still like it was all those years ago!
The fort had walls that looked to me
were built so that a small rowboat
could disembark from a ship
row through a opening
and people could then step onto the steps
leading up to the area outside the fort walls.
As we stood beneath the wall
where the steps from the enclosed harbor were
we were just in time to witness the firing of the cannon!
It was loud and must of been a couple hundred people watching!
The town itself is impressive when you consider
that there was no place to BUY materials to build it!
They had to shape all these huge boulders
and life them into place!
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