We stopped at three different beaches and I had an opportunity to hunt for shells. The beaches here are so pretty. The sand is pure white and the contrast against the blue water and sky make a beautiful scene.
After some beach combing we drove to the end of Santa Rosa Island to visit Fort Pickens. The fort was built to protect Pensacola Bay. Construction was completed in 1834. We were able to walk around the ruins of the fort.
|This is an aerial view of the fort I found online.|
|The Main Entrance|
|Officers quarters had plaster walls.|
|See the canon?|
|This guy was getting a drink of water |
from a puddle in one of the rooms.
|Parts of the fort are crumbling.|
|Arches were used in the |
construction because of their strength.
|I loved this view through the arches.|
|Anyone know what this is?|
|A canon atop the arches and |
another in the foreground.