14 May 2013 | Fort St. Catherine, St. Georges Island
Windy, sunny, beautiful
Nothing like a family photo posed on a vintage death machine. There is ordnance all over the island - cannons, cannonballs, shells. There are at least 15 forts all with cannons pointed to the sea. As far as I can tell, there has never been even a skirmish in all the centuries the British have been defending this island, which is nice.
I love how matter-of-factly the British describe the history, e.g. "when the enslaved American indigenous population dwindled due to massacres, disease, etc., African slaves and convicts continued the work. When that population dried up, Boer War POW's were used." That of course, is totally paraphrased, but I think the gist is there.
They did a fantastic job building this island, I have to say. The entire place is beautiful, and the people are lovely.