The Castillo's southwestern garita. One of the many misconceptions with which I arrived at the Castillo de San Marcos was that garitas were pointless decorative baubles, besmirching the otherwise perfect symmetry of the starfort. We'll visit more with the Castillo's garitas shortly, but feel free to read more about my misplaced issues with the garita at the Guérite page in the Fortnotes section.