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Ensconced on a Desert Isle....

Camping at Dry Tortugas National Park
National Park Service
Sunday, November 8, 2009

This image will seem much more appealing when there is 3 feet of snow on ground. Nevertheless, it certainly makes one want to check the airfares to Florida for a trip to Dry Tortugas National Park and Garden Key.

I'm so happy that I finally made it to Dry Tortugas. Although I found out the hard way that I get seasick it was all worth it.

Ranger Holly

Birder's World has a feature on Dry Tortugas NP this month, check it out!

I few years ago I was all ready to make the trip, although I wasn't planning on overnighting on Fort Jefferson. I had my reservation with Sunny Days all set.

The Tropical Storm Ernesto sort of shut down all tourist businesses in Key West for a couple of days, including my reserved date. I got a call that my reservation was automatically canceled as a result of the storm. I actually got to Key West after the storm was over, and was told that they had plenty of space the next day, although I already had plans.

I'm thinking if I ever try to make this trip again, I'll avoid hurricane season.

Now that's what I call a happy camper!

Nice shot! Dry Tortugas National Park -- whoa! Love the undersea attractions and beautiful camping grounds there!!!

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