Day 6 – St. Augustine Lighthouse

St Augustine Light, and the old light keeper's house.

St Augustine Light, and the old light keeper’s house.

From Saint Augustine, we drove off on route A1A at noon – a good thing, since they only permitted 4 hours of parking there – and found the St. Augustine Lighthouse, an impressive tower that rises up out of a jungle of Live Oaks, although its courtyard was clear enough to get good shots of the tower.

The original site was where the Spanish had a watchtower as far back as the 15th century, and the first lighthouse tower – built in 1824 at that site – had to be abandoned.  The current brick tower, built in 1874, is sited well inland, within what appears to be a residential area, and without the GPS we would have had a hard time finding it.

Had the day been clearer, warmer and less windy, I might have scaled the heights to see St. Augustine.

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