Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ferry: dry tortugas

the dry tortugas are a string of islands to the west of key west. the excursion came complete with a two-hour ride, breakfast, a tour of fort jefferson, lunch, snorkeling and (of course) the ride back.



above: amazingly enough, these catamarans only draw 6 feet of water! ..the future of watercraft is in catamaran technology.

below: views from the cat



  1. catamarans enabled movement over great distances in the south pacific - that's how they moved from SE asia to Hawaii and back to NZ. the 'native' boats could out-maneouver any european ship of the day 1800's) and could carry up to 150 people. Cool, eh?

    link: http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/objectdetails.aspx?oid=648912&coltype=pacific%20cultures&regno=fe011790