Hi! Welcome to Seashore Sunday! If you've never been here before, Sunday is the day of spotlighting a story or a picture of the seashore. I just love everything pertaining to the sea, the seashore, sea life, seashells, and all kinds of beachy goodness and beauty!
For the past few weeks, the focus has been on Lighthouses, and this week it's back to the east coast to check out the St. Augustine Lighthouse.
I need to muster up the courage to go, because it is a Haunted Lighthouse. They even do night tours in the dark! Witnesses have reported hearing footsteps and voices, smelling cigar smoke, and seeing the ghost of a girl.
Having 219 steps makes it quite a daunting climb, and children under 44 inches aren't permitted inside. The lighthouse is open from 9am-6pm Monday through Friday, with Dark of the Moon tours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Times vary depending on the time of year.
The history of the St. Augustine Lighthouse goes clear back to the Spanish! The original lighthouse was built on the site of a Spanish watchtower, and another lighthouse was built when shoreline erosion threatened the lighthouse. The original lighthouse succumbed to storm and sea in 1780, just 6 years after the new lighthouse was finished.
Did you know St. Augustine is the oldest permanent settlement on the North American continent? The Spanish settled here 42 years before Jamestown was founded, and 55 years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock! Of course, the Timucuam Indians watched the 1500 Spanish troops descend on the area.
You can delve deeper in the history of the lighthouse by checking out the links highlighted above, and there are many beautiful pictures of it here.
When I do take my tour of the St. Augustine Lighthouse, I will be sharing it here!
* Redecorating Update*
You know I have been busy painting (and it is taking forever!) I'm not sure if I mentioned that hubby is laying tile too? And laminate/hardwood in our bedroom? The bedroom and bathroom floors are done, and the kitchen will be grouted today!!! The main bathroom will be next....maybe next month. I think we need a break, and need to put together what we've torn apart before we take on anymore home projects!
And that will leave me to crafting, and doing the decor part. WooHoo!
I bought a bolt of muslin, and I can't wait to use it! Just wait till you see what comes next! I will be sharing pics this week, even if everything isn't back in place...and you can see my projects come together!
Have a Delllllightful Day!