Let me just say that the Dry Tortugas should be considered the 8th Wonder of the World. Think of it this way, You’ve got 16 million bricks and a remote tropical island to play with, What do you do? Well if it is during the 1800’s you build a military fort that will never be effective and used for its intended purpose. Thats the Dry Tortugas and Fort Jefferson. I’m not going to go into details about the history of the fort, you can look that up online, but I will say that until you see it for yourself you just cannot truly imagine the awsomeness (if that is a word) of the place. One thing of special interest is that there are NO services on the island. No water, No food, not even a place to dump your trash. Every thing you take in, you take out. If you are out of water or food, “tough titty said the kitty”. Kaelin thought the fort was very scaryand Lesa and I were in constant amazement of the facts and beauty of the place. As all things happen htough, 3 days were enough and we were anxious to leave for civilization. Whether it was the best choice or not the weather report was for 40% rain and southeast winds on thursday,so we left.Happily.