June 11-17, 2017 June 11, Dry Tortugas to Marquesa Keys - a bumpy ride + a stow away! It was finally time to leave the Dry Tortugas and our plan was to head to the Marquesa Keys to anchor for the night before heading into Key West. The weather forecast called for 2-4ft seas which may not sound … [Read more...]
Key West is Florida's southernmost point, lying roughly 90 miles north of Cuba and 70 miles east of the Dry Torugas. It's a fun, lively little island with a lot of great history. For us, it's a must-stop anytime we are cruising to the Dry Tortugas or the Florida Keys.
Below you will find all the blog posts that we've tagged as 'Key West.'
The morning we left for Jewfish Basin, Randy discovered a fuel leak in our generator. He troubleshooted the issue for a couple of hours before we left and discovered it was due to an injector line that might have had a hairline crack in it. Since it wasn't leaking too bad, we decided to head on to … [Read more...]
After we finished our dive at Alexander's Wreck, we headed to Jewfish Basin to anchor out for a few days. Jewfish Basin is just north of Key West on the Gulf side and its a great anchorage. We had first heard about it from one of our neighbors at Snook Bight a couple years ago and we actually … [Read more...]
After we spent a week in Key West, we left on Saturday morning and headed to Jewfish Basin to anchor for a few days. On our way there, we stopped at a local dive spot called Alexander's Wreck. Corey had found this spot on his research of dive spots in the Key West area and since it was on the way, … [Read more...]
As mentioned in the previous post, we visited the U.S.C.G. Cutter Ingham Maritime Museum while we were in Key West. The Ingham is the most decorated vessel in the Coast Guard fleet and was the only cutter to ever be awarded two Presidential Unit Citations. The Ingham is located in Old Town Key West … [Read more...]
Our week in Key West was mainly one of work and catching up on emails, but we did manage to have some fun. Mornings and days were for working and each day I went around the corner to workout at the Key West 24 Hour Fitness Center, sometimes taking Corey with me. Late afternoons and evenings we went … [Read more...]
On Sunday, July 3rd, after Randy's family departed, we spent the day catching up on laundry and cleaning the boat, after that we went out for drinks and dinner and called it a night.Monday, July 4th, I decided to check out a new gym just around the corner from the marina, Key West 24 Hour … [Read more...]
We left the Dry Tortugas at daylight on Friday to head into Key West. The seas were flat-calm and it was a beautiful day. As usual, on this passage we had dolphin riding our bow and spotted sea turtles popping their heads up for air. Sea Crazy lead the way since they have auto … [Read more...]
Once we left the Dry Tortugas, we headed to the Marquesas Keys where we knew there was an anchorage. We spent a night there knowing that we were only 25 miles from Key West and it would be a fairly short trip the next day. On Saturday morning, we left for Key West and landed there around 12:30pm. We … [Read more...]
After we spent 5 nights and 6 days in the Dry Tortugas, it was time to start thinking about heading to Key West. For the latter part of the week, we were expecting higher winds and wave reports. We decided to leave a day earlier than planned because the next day was calling for 3-5 ft. waves (no … [Read more...]