Originally Posted by svHyLyte
Depending upon ones angle of approach, the profusion of lights at the entrance at night can be pretty confusing, even when one knows the channel. It is relatively asy to loose situational awareness at night, particularly when one is tired. Moreover, for the last several days its been blowing like stink which would make a passage
fairly exhausting. N'any case, I'm glad those guys were picked up. Thank goodness the water
is realtively warm.
Lights confusing because of all the different lighted marker and buoys or because you're losing the nav lights in the lights of Key West
in the background? Looks like it's far enough out that the city lights wouldn't be too big a problem but?
I totally agree that dark and stormy with a little tired makes it very easy to lose perspective. Been there a few times. However, nothing like a submerged hazard to get the adrenaline pumping and get ones awareness perked up a little.
Yes could have been much worse. Any update on the situation? Were they picked up off their boat or did it break up?