This is the 52" trawler that never made it to the
Tortugas. That's another long story. Us divers aboard
were very upset. The other people were happy to just float around
and soak up the sun. We were on a mission...Dry Tortugas or bust.
The extra large Jew fish was hiding in a wreck
somewhere south of Key West.
We abandoned the trawler, rented car drove to
Key West, rented a speed boat and made it to the Tortugas for my
birthday. This is a 28" Baja that took us at high speed to my
best vacation yet.
The boat was great. We entered in the
coordinates to The Tortugas and took off at 40 knots. Small
problem... the GPS quit working! We were still in sight
of Key West, so should have gone back, But after a short
discussion, we continued on without GPS. The Tortugas are about 70 miles West of Key West. I thought if we miss
them, we'll just have turn around and try to find the Keys.
We stopped a couple of
times to play in the clear water and lost tract of time. The
Tortugas are about 2 hours at 40 knots, we had to guess how long we
had been heading West. After about 2 hours, we thought we might
have missed them. We kept West for another 30 min, then another 15,
then just as we started to worry.... we saw a speck on the horizon.
The speck was the tip of the light house!