As I said in the blog post for the first trip to Dry Tortugas, we won a free trip back to the park. They were able to find spots for us on the trip today otherwise we were unlikely to go the second time. So up early, again, to catch the boat.
Two hours later and we are back to the fort.
Frigate birds guided us in to the docks.
Time to tour the fort.
This amazing cactus is growing in the fort.
That crazy thing is to heat up cannon balls before shooting them at ships. I would think it would be a bit overkill. I mean a cannon ball hitting your ship would do lots of damage hot or not.
The sea planes were back again. A pricey trip but a lot quicker than the boat.
Time for some snorkeling on the north side of the fort. This time we saw 8 parrot fish eating algae on the coral and a live horse conch. They are huge. We could see the animal's bright orange color in the grass beds.
Getting hungry so we got our lunch sacks from the boat. Our view for lunch was wonderful.
We took a walk along the moat wall of the fort.
It was a fun day but time to go back to Key West.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...