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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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