We started our visit with a nice two mile walk on the beach. The sand was very firm which made for a good walk, and we enjoyed looking for a few great shells among many broken pieces.
It's always fun to watch the water birds who make a living in the surf.
I was fascinated by the way these plants that sent out runners on the sand. It reminded me of stitching on a quilt, or a baseball.
It was a windy day and in addition to the rough water out on the bay, there was some good wave action against the rocks. Craig shoots pictures involving splashing water at 1/2000th of a second.
After our walk on the beach, we had a small picnic lunch and then explored parts of the old fort. This was underground storage for artillery ammunition.
This big gun was made in England and was called rapid-fire, though we never saw a figure for firing rate. Here Merikay prepares to vault into the firing nest :-)
Then we took a walk out onto a pier were a few people were fishing.
This young man seemed to be embracing the sky. Such joy!
So, why do I say this day was a dud? The fort would be a great place for a Spanish-American War enthusiast, but we found it a bit of a bore. I guess we're getting spoiled! Sunshine and a fresh ocean breeze is not enough for us.