It was my first time to set foot in the state of Florida, and St.Augustine seemed the appropriate city to shower me with the most welcome. The city has a lighthouse worth bragging about!
The Spanish originally constructed a wooden lookout tower in the area, but after the United States acquired the Territory of Florida from Spain, the old Spanish tower was then converted to a lighthouse. A light keeper’s house was then added years after.
The current lighthouse, using its first-order Fresnel lens, is still in full operation. The top can be reached with 219 steps which we sadly didn’t try. The keeper’s house however, is now a gift shop and a museum and it is worth a look.
The Spanish colony of St. Augustine was established on the day of the Feast of St.Augustine, hence the name. I should know, I went to a rigid Catholic school.