Taken at the Inlet where the Mantanzas River meets the ocean. A thin stretch of beach runs along the coast.
As you can see from the first images the vegetation is fairly thick but it’s not very deep and easily accessible. The bugs will feast, nothing new there.
This is a spot filled with history dating back to the 1500’s when the land was occupied by Spain. France had troops in what was then Fort Carolina (Duval County Florida). Conflict was between Catholic Spain and Huguenot France.
The word Mantanzas means slaughters in Spanish. Without the details the Spanish took control here and next Fort Carolina.
Above, built in 1742, is Fort Mantanzas. This was a Spanish garrison to protect St. Augustine just a little further south.
Below is an explorer wandering through the inlet. Ellen with the ever present floppy hat and cameras.
As expected. A few locals.