Bahia Honda Key, one of our favorite anchorages in the Keys. The railway was wiped out by a hurricane in the 1930s and never rebuilt. The bridges were used by the highway that followed. We had our first 80 F degree day and enjoyed it on the beach. Sunset on the old bridge.
Key West, calm before the storm, there she blows, late arrival trying to get into his boat from his dingy. He finally made it.
Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas Keys. What can do with 16,000,000 bricks in the middle of nowhere? Build a fort on a 10 acre island. It is the largest brick structure in North America. Obsoleted by technological advances in warfare, before it could be completed, it was used primarily as a prison. Now a very cool National Park.
The most famous prisoner was Dr. Mudd. He was tried for treating the killer of Abraham Lincoln. Later pardoned for his work with the soldiers and prisoners during a yellow fever epidemic.
Boat used by 15 Cubans to escape from Cuba, 90 miles away across the Straights of Florida. They are now all US citizens.