Dry Tortugas

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PICT0095PICT0102 PICT0113We enjoyed our stop over in Dry Tortugas!  Huge fort, but never used in active battles, partially in ruins now secondary to shifting sands, sea and storms.  Manned by National Park Service.  Saw huge nurse shark, parrot fish, tarpon and 1 turtle in area. Great place to visit.

 

Back in the water

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Orontes II finished her paint job and went back in the water.  We sailed and motorsailed across the Gulf without problems.  Enjoyed seeing lots of dolphins!!!

Thanks to our great friend, Cecile for doing our lettering on the boat!!  It looks wonderful!