Fee Free Week for National Parks Week was from Saturday April 17 through Sunday April 25. And we took advantage of it. I haven't been out to Fort Pickens since we moved here and have really been wanting to go. It was so beautiful. All of these images were taken within the gates of the park.
|Hurricane damage is still evident...even in this paradise.|
|"When you're waiting for something to happen, you close your body down like a beach house in winter..."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Lee Child (Die Trying)
|"Still round the corner there may wait a new road or a secret gate "|
¸.•*´¨`♥ J.R.R. Tolkien
|"Remember, the light at the end of the tunnel may be you."|
This was massively tall. Very intimidating. Dangerous.Tall. Slippery. Deep slants.
I'm showing you this closer view of it just so you get the full effect of the impending danger. I'm also showing you this because I climbed to the top of it!
Now I'm showing you this next picture so you really know what a wimp I am. I was scared to death, then turned around and saw these kids climbing all over it. So embarrassing. But, I climbed had it never the less.
|A cannon in the fort.|
|"I'm tired, tired of being enclosed here. I'm wearying to escape into that glorious world..."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Emily Brontë (Wuthering Heights)
|Arches in the fort|
|"She's like a prisoner inside stone walls, and every day the walls get a little thicker, the doorways a little narrower."|
¸.•*´¨`♥ Megan Whalen Turner (The Queen of Attolia)