I've been meaning to post this but you know how life goes. When we got back from our christmas trip, we headed to pensacola to the naval base because Brandon wanted to show me the forts. I hate to say this, but I really didn't know what a fort really looked like. My idea of a fort, were the mattress forts my sister and I used to make when we were younger. hahahaha. So when he verbally described it to me, I pictured a wet floored, stinky dungeon. It wasn't until we got there that I realised how cool it was!
Here's a part of the hallway of the fort, it's fully lined with bricks. On the right side are narrow windows (without glass of course) for when the men would fire at the enemies. Then on the left side the wall stopped half way and the rest was filled with dirt on a slant. Not really sure what that is for.
Here's a picture of the narrow windows looking out to the beach.Unfortunately without a tour guide, I suspect that this was a jail for the prisoners that they caught, though it could be a gun powder barrel storage room.
This is the scene from the back end of the fort looking out to the water. PURTY!!!!!!
The front of the fort is really interesting. I wish I could have gone right up to it to take a picture of how old the bricks are.
It was really fun, though we got there an hour before it closed so it was a quick tour and the lady that was there was so nice and told us all the things we could do here in Pensacola like the hiking and camping. It's top secret though, we're not allowed to tell others so that the area is not raided by tourists. Sorry folks. :-(