Wed June 16, 2010
It was an easy 24 hr trip from Ft Myers to the Dry Tortugas
– mainly motor as the winds weren’t around for most of the trip.
I heard someone on the beach describe the Dry Tortugas as
being the closest thing to the Bahamas’ without being there. Well I
don’t know since I’ve never been to the Bahamas, but this is one
nice spot. Great little anchorage with snorkeling nearby. The anchorage
also has an abundance of sea life including terrapin.
Under the small world heading there are 7 sailboats here, 3
from the Houston area – go figure.
Close to the anchorage there is a ‘bird island’
that creates images of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds. They like to rest on
the bow railings of the boats at anchor. Well it was time for the cat to earn
it’s keep. Roberta dragged him on deck waking him from his mid morning
nap. He saw the birds and went into the stalking mode. Then I think he looked
at his watch and realized it was 11AM, his sleep time, and promptly went back
below decks and back to sleep. Around 7PM he was up and on patrol and ran the
No pictures this time – I’ll be posting them
from Key West when we have high speed internet again. We’ll probably head
for Key West Friday afternoon unless weather dictates and earlier departure.