Nearly 50 friends and family members boarded the BSA Centennial Eagle yesterday morning at the Florida Sea Base and rode for an hour and a half in near non-stop rain to deliver the ashes of Captain John Bruce Payette to his favorite site, Pickles Reef.



As a parting shot, I decided to take a photo of the bare feet of most of our guests.  After all, Captain Bruce’s boat is named S/V Barefoot.


How many funerals have you attended barefooted?  Welcome to the Keys.



800 PM EDT WED SEP 10 2014

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

1. Satellite images indicate that the shower activity associated
with a broad area of low pressure centered about 650 miles west of
the Cape Verde Islands has increased and become a little better
organized this evening. This system is now moving toward an area
more favorable for development, and a tropical depression could form
during the next day or two while the low moves toward the
west-northwest and northwest at about 15 mph over the open Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...40 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.

2. A weak area of low pressure has formed near the northwestern
Bahamas, and its associated shower activity is showing some signs of
organization. However, the environment is forecast to become
unfavorable for significant development while the low moves slowly
westward toward southern Florida. If necessary, an Air Force plane
will investigate this system tomorrow. Regardless of development,
this low will bring heavy rains over portions of southern Florida
and the Florida Keys during the next couple of days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...30 percent.

Forecaster Avila

We are expecting frequent showers until this system moves into the Gulf.

Capt. Steve Willis
Professional Scuba Bum™
Aboard S/V Escape

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