Wow! Yesterday was a day that I will never forget!
A massive Thank You to Bob for letting me participate in this incredible adventure! I'm still rocking back and forth slightly and look forward to soaking in my hot-tub for a while!
We left Key West yesterday morning in relatively calm seas and headed west southwest in a fairly straight line towards Cancun. It was pretty strange to be running off the coast of Cuba. I never imagined the mountain ranges there to be as big and visible as they were. In hindsight I'm amazed how very few ships we saw during our crossing, and maybe most amazed at the little skiff with an outboard that we ran by about 20+ miles off the coast of Cancun in water that I would not have been caught dead in, in that tiny little thing!
The water and waves got progressively more challenging as the day went on, and by the time we got to the straights of Yucatan, the seas were big and getting bigger, and like a washing machine the white caps were all around.
The last 150+ miles were no joke, and there were many many moments when the horizon was simply water....
Rather than speculate "how big" the waves really were, I'll just say that standing up behind the front bolster seats on "Predator", I could not see the horizon, only walls of water!
You cannot control the weather, but I never felt unsafe in the boat(it flew level the entire time!) and had complete confidence in the three men running it!
I really really really want to thank Terry Sobo & Kevin Cooper, who along with Bob B. did an absolutely AMAZING job running the boat from Key West to Cancun, and getting us there in record time and above all SAFELY!
Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
and Jayboat was awesome too, and I'm sure will have pics up soon!