Yesterday we drove all the way to Fernadina Beach on Amelia Island to go and see Fort Clinch State Park. Mom and Dad had been there once before (without us) and Mom thought it would be nice for us to see it. Fort Clinch boosts about having one of the longest fishing piers in Florida and Mom really wanted to see it. We parked in the parking lot, get out, walk to the entrance of the pier only to be greeted with a big 'no dogs allowed sign' - well bummer! We get back on the car and look for somewhere else to explore - sign at the beach - 'no dogs allowed' ...sign at the Fort - 'no dogs allowed' sign at the waterways overlook - 'no dogs allowed'. By this time we were all mighty peeved - why even allow dogs in the park at all if we can't go anywhere???? We couldn't even find just a plain walking trail anywhere - just bike trails and there was crazy people zooming all over those. We left the park feeling so annoyed - Mom rattled on about bike riders doing far more damage to the park than a soft footed doggie paw could ever do and we didn't see a single specimen of wildlife so there was nothing we dogs could be accused of chasing (this is one of the parks reasons for not letting us in certain places) Bah humbug - we are sure all the bike riders make far more noise and scare off far more wildlife than we ever could. So I have decided to rename this place Fort Grinch! We did at least get to go and visit the Amelia Island lighthouse (which is outside of the park) and that made Mom a little bit happier as she loves lighthouses.