Zenfolio | Tom Wilberding | Dry Tortugas 4/24/2011
Visitors 50
Modified 5-May-11
Created 5-May-11
31 photos

Our 60' boat slept 15 for three nights, two tiny bathrooms. Food  excellent, but tight quartersAmy, our talented cook.George and Judy from Stuart, Carol from Sault Ste. Marie area.Chris and Joanna Pease from Grosse Pointe, MI, old birding pals, a happy coincidence.Larry Manfredi our guide, and Rick from Ottawa. Larry is the top birding guide in Florida.Chris and Mike. Dinette supposed to seat 12, a tight fit.Cathy and Mary, retired doctors in Stuart, Florida.Galley where cook Amy made wonderful meals.Larry showing us a distant pelagic or sea bird, Easter morning.Masked Boobies nesting on Middle KeyYou can take this sea plane to Fort Jefferson from Key West.You can also take this fast catamaran ferry for a day trip to the fort from Key West.Captain Joe called these vessels "blowboats."Taking the dingy to shore. Small campground in distance.Entrance to Fort Jefferson, surrounded by a moat.Hurricanes have beaten up the fort.Construction started 1847, 16 million bricks, never fully completed.Iron-clad lighthouse. Fort supposed to protect shipping between Gulf and Atlantic ocean.Largest masonary structure in the Western Hemisphere.Designed for 410 big cannon.