Sunday - day 4 (continued)
Returning to the taxi, we rode through neighborhoods we had never seen before, and Mr. Ferguson pointed out unusual things about the Bahamas' schools and government buildings.
Our next stop was historic Fort Charlotte, the only fort of real size on the Island. Fort Charlotte was built in 1789 by Lord Dunmore and named in honor of King George III's wife. Like the other two forts, it turned out to be an effective deterrent to attack and the fort was never involved in battle.
The walk across the hill from the parking lot to Fort Charlotte offers sweeping views of Nassau and the harbor. A dry moat surrounds Fort Charlotte and admission is over a wooden bridge on the north side.
My favorite part of the tour was the 19th Century graffiti on the interior walls of the fort. Some of the work was very elaborate.