Dry Tortugas, a US national park at the tip of the Florida Keys, was discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1513. He was so successful at catching sea turtles (reportedly 160) that he referred to the islands as the “Tortugas” (Spanish for “turtles”). The word “Dry” was added to the name to warn other mariners that there were no fresh water springs on the islands. [Full Article]
The journey continues northward from the Everglades to Biscayne National Park.
“In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the U.S. National Park Service, we took an epic road trip to visit all of the national parks during one year…”
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