Despite the damage done in 1810 the fort is still in a good condition, though many of the larger rocks have been removed by local farmers for use in their own houses and walls. It is open to the public and we spent an afternoon there wandering around without seeing any other visitors.
After a quick look around, Jan settled herself down with her sketch pad, whilst I explored the abandoned and empty buildings.
The sketch that Jan did of the ramp approaching the main entrance
It was a very hot day and I should have given Jan my hat to protect her from the sun – but I did give her my handkerchief to make a very “natty” headdress.
The most impressive part of the fort still intact is the main entrance, with its Spanish royal crest engraved in stone.
Much of the walls and most of the interior casements and storage areas are still intact and very interesting to explore. Its hard to imagine such easy access to a historical site in