St. Augustine is without a doubt a first class tourist destination. Food , drinks and plenty of history. St. Augustine is the oldest continually settled town in N. America. Very attractive well kept city!
The Easterbrooks new home is called Emerald. They were supposed to splash the other day but concerns about Irene caused a postponement. I am sure they are in the water now and glad of it. They have been on the hard for six weeks.
After I left Emerald and before heading back to the West Coast I went looking for some espresso and stumbled across the fort guarding the entrance to the estuary. Castillo de San Marcos. Took the six dollar tour and found this fort to be the best I have ever experienced.
This is a bronze mortar. Close distance weapon with limited accuracy but at close distance can throw a lot of metal.On a ship this would be a carronade. Very effective at close range.