This is day 5 at Fort Pickens campground and the first time we have spent all day off the island. Taking our Casita friends’ recommendations, we went to visit the Naval Museum and the Pensacola Lighthouse.
Yesterday we toured the old structures of Fort Pickens which are just a mile or so west of the campground.
The other 4 days were spent getting to know more Casita people and solitary walking on the beaches and trails. Now we are down to 4 trailers and I can finally call everyone by name.
Today was supposed to be a cloudy chilly day and that is how it turned out to be, but this morning it was nice with sun filtering through the clouds and enjoying breakfast outside. Our agenda for the day, in order of importance was lunch, the lighthouse, the museum, and groceries. At the last minute I realized it was also important to me to get back through the gates before dark. We almost did not get back in the one time we went out to dinner…couldn’t get the combination right!
We are on the western end of a barrier island next to the entrance of Pensacola Bay. Looking south from the walls of the old fort you can see the Gulf on Mexico stretching out forever, looking north there is the huge Pensacola Bay with bitter winds creating waves not unlike the ocean next door.
entrance to Pensacola Bay
This last picture is of Bob Hope entertaining the troupes….
Although this post has some major flaws, it has been a long day and I am going to hit publish . Trying to change to Live Writer and I have not figured it out.
Hope to publish more pictures soon.