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Dry Tortugas to Key West with Sea Crazy

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.

Corey and Captain Randy at the hem
Corey and Captain Randy at the hem
crusing to Key West
Sea Crazy leading our way to Key West
image of motor yacht
Sea Crazy
cruising the gulf of mexico
Flat calm water on the Gulf of Mexico
dolphin riding bow of trawler
Dolphin riding the bow of Blue Turtle
Blue Turtle crew (including Sophie) on the bridge
Blue Turtle crew (including Sophie) on the bridge
Corey gives the captain a break while Sophie does what she does best
Corey gives the captain a break while Sophie does what she does best
dachshund sleeping on Yeti cooler
Who knew Yeti made coolers that doubled as dog beds?

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.

key west port
Arriving in Key West
Sea Crazy stops at the fuel dock
Sea Crazy stops at the fuel dock
Corey, Randy, Johnny and April on our way to dinner
Corey, Randy, Johnny and April on our way to dinner
Key West Bight Marina
Blue Turtle in her slip at Key West Bight Marina

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.

key west
Walking in Key West
shipwreck museum key west
Matt and Grandpa posing at the Shipwreck Museum
April, Johnny and Tammy keeping cool with smoothies
April, Johnny and Tammy keeping cool with smoothies before the museum tour
The boys play some checkers before the tour
The boys play some checkers before the tour
The tour begins with a little history
The tour begins with a little history
Inside the Shipwreck museum learning from the guide
Inside the Shipwreck museum learning from the guide
Tour guide explaining the wrecks and salvage diving
Tour guide explaining the wrecks and salvage diving
At the top of the watchtower of the museum
At the top of the watchtower of the museum
April & Johnny
April & Johnny
Veiw from the watchtower
View from the watchtower
View of Key West from the top of the watchtower
View of Key West from the top of the watchtower
Randy & Corey looking out over Key West
Randy & Corey looking out over Key West
Key West roosters
One of the many colorful roosters running around Key West
Stopping by the Flying Monkey for a frozen beverage
Stopping by the Flying Monkey for a frozen beverage
A blue mouth hinting at the flavor of the non-alcoholic Fying Monkey drink Corey had
A blue mouth hinting at the flavor of the non-alcoholic Flying Monkey drink Corey had
Lunch with the family at Margaritaville
Lunch with the family at Margaritaville
Margaritaville
Margaritaville

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.

Corey get's his photo with Margarita the parrot
Corey get’s his photo with Margarita the parrot
Corey holding Margarita
Corey holding Margarita
Dinner at Caroline's with my boys
Dinner at Caroline’s with my boys

 

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