The rain finally stopped and we were able to get out Sunday and go for a nice walk. We were heading to the lighthouse but I decided to go to Fort Getty which was an old fort in World War II and now it is a park and camping area.
Usually we just go in and drive around and enjoy the views but this time we parked at the entrance and found a wonderful path that went along the cliffs on one side and a bird sanctuary on the other. We went down to the beach area first and I found this little hidden entrance to the other side.
On the other side was another small beach, surrounded by the cliffs and a nice place to enjoy the views and let Bean play. There was a huge dark cloud coming our way and the sun was beaming through, one of those moments that seems awe inspiring.
We headed back up and walked along the cliffs, but it got a bit narrow and I have no desire to fall down a cliff, so we found a path that took us above the cliffs.
Coming back we went back up the hill through the campground, which is closed now. At the top of the hill are where the forts once stood, now you can see remnants of what is left and most have been caved in and covered to keep people from getting hurt in them. This is the entrance to once bunker, a bit too creepy and dirty for me to go inside.
The men would keep watch in here through the slits on the other side. In those days they were afraid the enemy would come up the bay and attack. During the war, the island was flat so there were no trees in the way.
And my special gift for mother's day was a heart rock. Bill was searching all over the rocks for a heart rock and I said, don't look, the right rock will be there when you see it and there on the sand was a heart rock for me. It was the perfect way to spend the day and know that Danielle was with me in spirit. I hope everyone had a wonderful day.