I finally made it to Fort Pickens on Pensacola Beach. The road, the only road, to the fort has been closed for years because of the destruction from hurricanes. Arriving at the Fort, you can take the guided tour with the tour guide, or the self guided tour with a pamphlet. Of course I took the pamphlet. According to the pamphlet, there are sixteen points of interest or sections starting with the Sallyport, the entrance to the fort, ending with Bastion D, the corner of the fort.. The problem with Bastion D is that it really isn’t there. It was destroyed in an explosion in 1899.
Some of the arches from the top of the fort.
There is still debris left over from the hurricanes on the side of the road to Fort Pickens. This large rusty thing, yes that’s what I call it, was in the sand along the way.