|Welcome to Fort George.|
The original plans had the fort built in a star shape, but years of use and remodeling for modern guns and armament, have changed the shape a bit. However, you can still see much of the star. It is built with two walls, with a deep, grassy moat inbetween. The tops of the walls have grass growing on them, as well. On the inner walls, to reach the top, one walks up a grassy ramp. There are no protective barriers to the inner area, if you get too close to the edge, you fall!
|Draw bridge leading from the outer fortifications into the central walls.|
|The English Royal Arms, but not quite.....|
|the explanation: they have the|
Arms of Scotland wrong.
|The Grand Magazine would hold 2800 barrels of black powder.|
|Cannons are in place to guard the Firth. I don't believe there are any cannon balls, however.|
|It was very cold and windy on the walls.|
We have been looking for dolphins since we arrived in Scotland and learned they lived here. We finally found them swimming off Fort George in the Cromarty Firth. They put on a show which we watched for about 20 minutes. So glad we were able to find them! Now to keep looking for a whale. Perfect!
|Jumping out of the water!|
|You can see the whole Dolphin.|
|Look closely, there are two of them playing here.|
|Scots on the battlements!|