13 February: Presidio

The definite tag for our Truckhuis arrived today. The license is valid until the end of December, so no more trouble with that.

We visited the Presidio la Bahia or Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía , as is its full name, which is on walking distance from the Goliad S.P. The Presidio is a fully restored Spanish fort. The fort was built for the protection of the mission, here in the Park. Also for the protection of the Spanish claim on Texas, against the French and English.
It was striking that the Spaniards build their forts out of stone with watchtowers and all, while the French (see our post of January 31st) and later the English build there forts out of wood.