Thursday, December 3, 2015

Fort Matanzas

Fort Matanzas anchorage from top of Fort
We have a short trip to Fort Matanzas, about 15 miles south of St. Augustine. The Spanish built this small fort at the mouth of the river, that was the back way to St. Augustine, to prevent any surprise attacks. The fort has been restored and is a National Monument, run by the NPS. We anchor near the fort, but have to take the Park Service boat to the fort which sits in a marsh, only accessible by a Park Service boat. 
Gun Deck
Fort Matanzas from Manana

We decide to stay the night. Very windy all night and there is a very significant current here that reverses with the tide. A lot of constant movement through the night. I check many times to confirm the anchor has not dragged with the current reversal. I was surprised that Linda slept so soundly, all night.

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