I drove across the Matanzas River on the Bridge of Lions and found the St. Augustine Lighthouse. It was impressive, but I didn’t have time to pay to get onto the ground or climb the tower. (Although, if I knew then that my flight would be delayed, I would have.) I took all these photos from outside the fence.
And then I made a mad dash for the Orlando Airport, two+ hours away. And then I realized I hadn’t seen the ocean, so I made a quick detour over to Florida A1A and found a beach that was part of Fort Matanzas National Monument. I dashed down the boardwalk, spent about four minutes on the beach and dashed back to the car. The only glimpse I had of Fort Matanzas was back over my shoulder as I pulled away.