Thursday Doors – Far Away

Several months ago I wrote about visiting Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas. You can read that story here. The water surrounding the former garrison turned prison, is crystal clear and attracts divers and adventurers from all over the world. It is the closest thing to the pristine beauty of a South Pacific atoll that exists in the US. The real draw however, is the fort itself. Surrounded by azure waters, and with the nearest civilization over sixty miles away, this was a place of complete isolation. Especially for its most famous resident, Dr. Samuel Mudd.

Fort Jefferson Door

“Faraway Doors” is my contribution to Thursday Doors sponsored by Norm 2.0. If you have not visited his serene little corner of the world, please do drop in. You will like what you see.

14 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Far Away

    1. The fort takes up most of the island, so there would have been virtually nowhere to wander. Apparently at one point there were nearly 2,000 individuals inhabiting the place, between “residents” and soldiers. It does not seem possible.


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