Thursday, April 7, 2011

fort matanzas

fort matanzas


last friday, the kids and i went to visit my mom for the day. she lives less than two hours away from us and just south of st. augustine. we decided to go visit fort matanzas. it's a tiny fort with just a few cannons and a few beds. it was used to guard the matanzas river. no one has ever died there, and it was never fired upon. it is located between a barrier island and the intercoastal waterway, so we got to ride a ferry over to see it.


fort matanzas


we checked out the sleeping quarters and shimmied up a latter through a very narrow hole in the roof to look out over the area. beautiful views!


fort matanzas


back on the main land part of the park, we enjoyed a boardwalk nature trail and climbed the southern live oaks. i think my kids enjoyed the climbing best ; )

side note, one of my favorite types of pictures to take of my children is showing the scenery large around them. i think it leads to beautiful pictures.

1 comment:

Alex said...

beautiful photos and looks like a perfect day to me! history and nature :)