On our way out to visit Tybee Island we stopped to visit Fort Pulaski National Monument. It was designed and constructed after the War of 1812 to protect the river approaches to Savannah and was used during the Civil War. A small visitor center presents all its history.
Hurricane Matthew caused significant damage to the fort the first week in October and it was closed to the public for 28 days while they worked very hard to clean everything up and make repairs. It reopened only one week ago.
See a passing container ship behind the fort.
Here are some more pictures:
Next we went to see the Tybee Island Lighthouse.
And then to the Atlantic Ocean. Clouds have arrived and the temperature has cooled a bit but there were still people on the beach.
The fishing pier was closed; looks like it had some damage that hasn’t been repaired yet.
It’s pretty quiet here today, not many people around.
We’re in luck! There was a reservation cancellation at Skidaway Island State Park and I was able to snatch it up. So now we do not have to leave on Thanksgiving Day morning. We will be here until Monday morning. It did mean that we had to move to a different spot, but that was okay with us!
- Admission to Fort Pulaski: Free with National Senior Pass
- Parking at Tybee Island: $4