The Dry Tortugas (by Jim)

Fort Jefferson is no longer in use and is curr...
Fort Jefferson is no longer in use and is currently part of the Dry Tortugas National Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let me just say that the Dry Tortugas should be considered the 8th Wonder of the World. Think of it this way, You’ve got 16 million bricks and a remote tropical island to play with, What do you do? Well if it is during the 1800’s you build a military fort that will never be effective and used for its intended purpose. Thats the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson. I’m not going to go into details about the history of the fort, you can look that up online, but I will say that until you see it for yourself you just cannot truly imagine the awsomeness (if that is a word) of the place. One thing of special interest is that there are NO services on the island. No water, No food, not even a place to dump your trash. Every thing you take in, you take out. If you are out of water or food, “tough titty said the kitty”. Kaelin thought the fort was very scaryand Lesa and I were in constant amazement of the facts and beauty of the place. As all things happen htough, 3 days were enough and we were anxious to leave for civilization. Whether it was the best choice or not the weather report was for 40% rain and southeast winds on thursday,so we left.Happily.

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  1. Mitch says:

    Cool blog Jim, did you take the Yankee Freedom Ferry to the Dry Tortugas? If so, would you mind including our link in your post? Have a great summer!

    1. 2bikes1boat says:

      No, Mitch, we didn’t’. We actually sailed there. We left Key West and headed to the Marquesas. We stayed a most peaceful night there and then sailed the rest of the way to the Dry Tortugas. We got “stuck”there because of a never-ending bad weather pattern and in retrospect would have done better had we taken the ferry instead. It was quite an experience though. We would, however, be more than glad to include your link on our site. Who knows we may need your services in the future. Lesa

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