Monday, 7 March 2016

A Day in St Augustine


From sunny Savannah, we took a day down to the land of alligators, Florida. Just outside of Jacksonville is St Augustine. One of the oldest cities occupied by European settlers which started with some Spanish explorers. 


Castillo de San Marcos. 17th century fortress 






Fancy some alligator and seashells decoration? 



After a lovely lunch at Columbia, which I will do a separate post of because the food there was just amazing! We then headed to the St Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum on Anastasia Island. 


It was pretty humid the day we walked up... "TMI" I was sweating like a grumpy beaver up those stairs... It's worth the walk up though and definitely appreciate how those back in the day had to run up all the way too! 



Wouldn't mind having a view like that at all right? 



You would imagine the person operating the lighthouse would be living in the lighthouse itself. Instead, they lived in the house down below. Not bad huh? But a heck of a way to run up those stairs!! 


Way back down. 
Two feet back on ground. 


After a long walk, a spot of tea was much needed. Though, that didn't happen here but a good old cider did when we headed back to the rental house in Savannah before it got too late! 


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