Two Days in Heaven (er, I mean Dry Tortugas)

The Dry Tortugas is the last of the Florida Keys and is approximately 50 miles west of Key West. It is a national park and includes the infamous Fort Jefferson (where Doctor Mudd served his sentence for setting the leg of John Wilkes Booth after Booth assassinated President Lincoln). Very few people visit because you can only get their by boat or by charter plane/boat. That’s what makes it so special.

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View of the beautiful water from atop Fort Jefferson

Crystal clear water, bountiful bird and marine life, sugar white sand beaches. It is truly the jewel of the Florida Keys, yet most people have never heard of it — and let’s keep it that way! We spent two wonderful days in the anchorage, enjoying the peace and tranquility, but now it is time to go.

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Michelle and Tug Boat on the Moat at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas

We’ll leave tonight around sunset and head for Key West. I prefer to make the trip from DT to KW over night so that I don’t have to burn a vacation day getting to Key West.


   4 Comments


  1. Pat Haley
      April 9, 2013

    Pictures or it doesn’t count!

    • Clark
        April 10, 2013

      Added a few…

  2. Jon
      April 9, 2013

    Great to hear heaven is doing well and you had a chance for a short visit. Remind Tom to bring a parrot horn back for my bike.

    • Clark
        April 10, 2013

      Jon, we missed you on this crossing, but I’m betting you are happy to be on land for this one…Tom left this AM for SA, not sure about your horn, but he did spend an inordinate amount of time shopping yesterday.

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