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 pilot.
We arrived in Key West around 4:30pm and headed in the pass toward Key West Bight Marina. Sea Crazy stopped at the fuel dock and we navigated to our slip and tied up. Once we were settled and rinsed the boat and dive gear, we headed over to Sea Crazy for a margarita and then headed out for dinner with Johnny and April.
Since Sea Crazy and Randy’s sister’s family were planning to depart Key West on Sunday morning, we only had one full day (Saturday) to hang out with them all. Saturday morning, we had a leisurely brunch and bloody mary’s on Sea Crazy before heading out for the day. We decided to check out the Shipwreck Museum since it was a family-oriented attraction (and it was air-conditioned). Randy, Corey and I had been there before but we thought everyone would like learning about Key West’s history of shipwrecks and salvage diving. After the museum, we strolled down Duval Street stopping at Margaritaville for lunch.
After lunch, the family decided to visit Ripely’s Believe It Or Not! on Duvall Street. Corey went with Grandpa and his Aunt Tammy and family while Randy and I headed to Irish Kevin’s for a beer and entertainment. Once they were done with Ripely’s, everyone went their own way, The Newswanger family needed to pack and get there stuff ready for an early departure as well as Johnny and April. Randy, Corey and I walked around for a while until we landed at Caroline’s for dinner. We stopped by Sea Crazy to say our goodbyes before heading back to Blue Turtle for the night. We had an awesome time with Sea Crazy and crew and Randy’s sister and family.