The fort is far out on the end of a peninsula and over an hour drive so we stopped for lunch at an interesting restaurant. The Sassy Bass was fun with good food and interesting drinks.
On to the fort. It was first established by a Spanish Governor to blockade Mobile port which was under British control. He drove the British out and kept control until 1813 when the US forces forced the Spanish to leave.
Once the United States took the fort, it was expanded several times.
The fort is very old and limestone is weeping from the walls.
Climbing on the fort gave a nice view of the fort, bay, and the lighthouse.
We had a bit of wildlife to see. An Osprey on a tower who I called to and it responded. In the bay, there were several dolphins "playing" we think.
The museum was small but had some interesting displays.
Around the outside of the fort were several gun emplacements along with storyboards on the battles that took place here.
After touring the fort, we took a walk around the point along the shore. There were several people fishing and several birds begging for fish. We picked up a bag full of trash. It is always good to clean areas that we walk.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...