Putting the ear buds in, I hit shuffle and read about how the Fort contained over 16 million bricks, and how this place was a gateway guarding the USA during the Spanish-American war in the 1800’s. “Fascinating” I thought to myself, but it wasn’t the history of this place that intrigued my interest. For someone that lives life alone, being in an area so secluded from the rest of civilization was reason enough to set foot on the island. I crave desolation.
As we pulled up to the dock, I was surprised by how small it is. The Fort encases almost the entirety of the island. There is only two girls that greet us, both park rangers that live full time on Tortugas. I think I found a new place to work, read, write….