Day three, February 15, 2019. Dry Tortugas


Where Dry Tortugas National Park is, on a map

Dry Tortugas, at the red dot

Wikimedia image

Dry Tortugas is around 70 miles, loosely west and a little south, of Key West. The only way there is by boat or plane, so is of the remotest national parks, in the Lower 48. If you fly there, it is of small note that Dry Tortugas is in a different time zone, so the joke is that you land fifteen minutes before you take off. We took a ferry.

Of note, the park is 99% underwater. The only key we hit was Garden Key, home of Fort Jefferson.

Birds. Dry Tortugas is scarce visible, left:

Hermit crabs:

Fort Jefferson, also here. Dry Tortugas National Park, also here. We took the ferry:

Pat:

Colleen and Dean:

Colleen and Dean, in front of fhe entrance to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas National Park

The inside of Fort Jefferson:

A pelican:

Outside, a pelican

Not a good photo, of the Yankee Freedom, how we got there, and back. Taken after returning, and didn’t have time, to frame a nice photo.

The "Yankee Freedom," how we got there, and back. Taken after returning


© dino 2018