Location: Jacksonville, FL (High 58, Low 41)
Brrr! What happened to our nice warm Florida weather? I think Harry and I have gotten spoiled since we left NY because this weekend has felt very chilly! But it won’t be for long because we have nice 70 degree temps coming back again this week.
Yesterday morning it was nice and sunny, despite the chill in the air. So Harry and I decided to take a trip over to Fort Clinch State Park, which is located on Amelia Island, and is about a 30 minute trip from where we are staying.
There is a lot to see at Fort Clinch State Park – a beach, a museum, hiking trails, and of course, the Fort.
When we first arrived, we headed over to check out the beach. The path heading around the corner of the Fort goes down to the beach.
I was glad I had my sweatshirt – both because of the cold wind and because my hair was being whipped around in every direction!
One of my favorite parts was seeing the pelicans flying along the water. There were so many pelicans – they’re huge!
After our quick trip to the beach, we came back and checked out the Fort itself.
I would NOT want to sleep on these beds.
It was really neat to see all the living quarters and imagine how the soldiers lived back in the 1800s.
We did not try to do the hiking areas because it was starting to cloud up, so we headed back to the campground, and just in time, because it started pouring only a short time later!
I would like to go back on another warmer day and check out the rest of the park. Believe it or not, we have less than two weeks left here. Hopefully the nicer weather will be sticking around!