Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 8-10, 2017 Thursday - Weather forecast is looking better After 4 days of cloudy skies, high winds, and rough seas, we finally had a decent day forecasted. Although Thursday morning called for SW winds near 20 knots and seas at 5-7ft it was to calm down … [Read more...] about Finally some decent weather in the Dry Tortugas!
Tuesday and Wednesday, June 6-7, 2017While our hometown of Fort Myers was getting hammered with unusually large amounts of rain, we too were facing the same conditions in the Dry Tortugas. Since there is no wifi or cell service in the Dry Tortugas, it's difficult to predict the weather. To get … [Read more...] about Poor weather conditions continue in the Dry Tortugas
Sunday, June 4, 2017On our second day in the Dry Tortugas, the weather still wasn't cooperating with high winds and seas that makes for poor diving conditions. With the winds coming out of the southeast, we decided to try snorkeling Little Africa since it is on the northwest side of Loggerhead … [Read more...] about Snorkeling the Dry Tortugas with Sukha and crew
So on our third day (Thursday) in the Dry Tortugas, the plan was to get up early and head out for a morning of diving. When Randy went to brush his teeth and turned on the faucet there was no water. He checked the bilge (which was previously dry) and realized that it was full of water. The night … [Read more...] about Day 3 in the Dry Tortugas: Diving, dinghy rides and running out of water
On our first full day in the Dry Tortugas (Tuesday), we left the anchorage around 7am and headed out for diving. Scott, Brandon and Matt were onboard with us and this was to be their first ocean dive, having just recently completed their dive certification. We were hoping to find a reasonably … [Read more...] about Day 1 in the Dry Tortugas: Diving, snorkeling and exploring the fort
We lucked out with beautiful weather and calm seas the first 3 days which provided us with excellent diving and snorkeling, however, the latter part of the week the wind kicked up and seas weren't as calm. Since diving was out, we spent a couple of days snorkeling around Garden Key and exploring … [Read more...] about Garden Key and Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas
After our towing in, Randy continued through the night to get our engine started. We were lucky he was able to get the generator started. After a sleepless night for Randy, he awoke early and began again to get the engine starting batteries charged up enough to start the engine and finish bleeding … [Read more...] about Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, June 30 – July 2, 2014