Skull & Shackles
Gannet Island Features
The majority of Gannet Island is dense jungle—the island itself is home to insects and thousands of sea birds, but very little else. The shores this U-shaped consist almost entirely of ragged 30-foot-high cliffs, save for a small beach that lies near the northern shore inside the island’s natural harbor. No pier exists—travel to and from this beach from ships must be made via ship’s boats or the like. A stone staircase winds up from the beach toward the fortress itself, which is perched on the cliff edge and cut off from the island via a 20-foot-deep trough that floods on the stormiest of days. A drawbridge that leads to the sentry tower allows for easy foot traffic from the stairs to the fortress itself.