|Dry Tortugas labeled arial view.|
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|Brick seawall border on|
Ft. Jefferson moat, Dry Tortugas.
|Fort Jefferson entrance,|
|Non operational lighthouse. A taller, also|
currently non-operational lighthouse
is on Dry Tortugas Loggerhead Key.
|Atop Ft. Jefferson's wall|
overlooking the sea.
|Garden Key beach view from Ft. Jefferson.|
|The quality of light and interplay of color|
at Ft Jefferson is stunning.
|Sprawling Ft. Jefferson at one point housed 1500 workers.|
|Stalagmite on the ceiling shows clear evidence|
of Ft. Jeffersons's decay.
|Thirty three Cubans risked their lives|
on this boat seeking asylum
at the Dry Tortugas. Guess where
our next stop was?
January 20, 2015. Retrospective of December 27-28 2014, USA, Dry Tortugas, Florida’s Southernmost point (N24.37.556 W82.57.668). Dry Tortugas was our last stop in the United States on our way to Panama. We sailed there, though there's a fast ferry from Key West that goes to the Dry Tortugas as well as sea float planes. We are currently in Altamira Panama (N09.17.265 W82.23.146) getting our mast pulled and repaired before our trip through the Panama canal, gateway to our South Pacific sailing adventure.