For my second post about our vacation trip to Saint Augustine, I thought I would show you some great pictures from the Saint Augustine Lighthouse!
There are 219 steps to the top of the lighthouse, and Aidan, Maggie, and I walked every single one of them to get up there. More on that later.
One of my favorite things about the lighthouse was the Lighthouse Keeper’s House. If you recall from The Gemstone Chronicles, one of the more enigmatic characters was Keeper. Now, I have to admit that Keeper’s house in the books was nothing like the Keeper’s House at the Saint Augustine Lighthouse, but I thought the name was cool and a neat reminder of the books!
And here is the facade of the house. I think it is a little fancier than what I imagined Keeper’s house looked like in Celahir!
Back to the lighthouse. As I mentioned, there are 219 steps to the top – no elevator. It seemed to spiral upwards without end, but we finally got there. To give you some idea of the steps, take a look at the picture that Lana took.
We trudged up the stairs (and only took a couple of rest stops) and finally made it! The view was absolutely worth it! I took some panoramic pictures from different locations around the lighthouse so you could get a feel for what we were seeing.
The views, as you can see, were amazing! I think the last picture is my favorite since I can see the ocean stretching out to the horizon. As a former submarine sailor, we didn’t get to see much scenery like this when we were underway.
I did take a picture looking down at the Keeper’s house. Not a bad place to have lighthouse duty!
There you have our visit to the Saint Augustine Lighthouse. We didn’t do the ghost tour that includes the lighthouse, but it could be an interesting thing to do.
If you have been to Saint Augustine, what was your favorite thing to do or see? Leave me a comment and let me know! And if you need a great read for your beach trip, The Gemstone Chronicles, is available in paperback and ebook on Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Smashwords, and many other outlets!