Loading...

Dry Tortugas National Park

15,060 views

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Uploaded on Jan 21, 2009

Recorded December 26, 2005. Dry Tortugas National Park preserves Fort Jefferson and the Dry Tortugas section of the Florida Keys. The park covers 101 miles, mostly water, about 68 statute miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico. It is famous for abundant sea life, colorful coral reefs and legends of shipwrecks and sunken treasures. The park's centerpiece is Fort Jefferson, a massive but unfinished coastal fortress. It is the largest masonry structure in the Western Hemisphere, and is composed of over 16 million bricks. The park plays host to almost 80,000 visitors each year. The park is accessible only by seaplane or boat.

This video covers my visit on the day after Christmas in 2005. I take off out of the Key West International Airport and get a nice view of the city of Key West as we start flying west toward the park. As we approach the park we get some nice aerial views of Fort Jefferson. Next our seaplane makes a water landing near the fort. During my three hours on the island I enjoy the beautiful weather in the Gulf of Mexico while photographing our seaplane takeoff and land. There are also some nice views of Fort Jefferson and the Gulf of Mexico. The video concludes back on the plane as we takeoff and once again get some nice aerial views of the area.

From: http://timvp.com

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...