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Monday, April 27, 2015

360 View of Fort Jefferson at Dry Tortugas National Park

On my last visit to Dry Tortugas National Park, the water was a too choppy for a snorkel--although a few hardy souls did give it a shot. I was content to wander along the moat walls and marvel at the sheer audacity of those who decided to build America’s largest 19th-century coastal fort on a remote a collection of islands 70 miles from Key West. As the waves crashed onto the bright-white sand below the towering 45-foot red-brick walls, I relished the serenity of being away from the rest of civilization... and especially no cell phone service.

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  1. I've heard of the Dry Tortugas National Park and will definitely add it to my bucket list of places to visit : )

    1. It's a one-of-a-kind experience! Taking the seaplane out there was great, but the boat is fine too. Make sure you go for the full day! You'll want enough time to snorkel and explore the fort.

  2. I have heard many great things about the Dry Tortuga National Park, it looks like an amazing place. I have added it to my bucket list : )