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Old 25-12-2013, 16:13   #46
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Re: The Idiots in Charge of Dry Tortugas

STOP STOP STOP:

NO MOORINGS

They'll be just like Warnick Wells then. What is that $30 a night or something. I can't recall paying anything last I was there in 2009? (returning from Cuba) via Ft Myers.
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Old 26-12-2013, 17:24   #47
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Nah, Mike. I've been there. I didn't snap on the sarcasm. I figured in the many years since my visit, perhaps the Bud crew had ventured out that far. Shoulda known better.

Ca 1980, I stayed out there alone (except for the shrimpers) for a good bit till I ran low on water. 20' wooden boat, over canvassed, tough ride back blowing the usual 25, at least.

No nothin out there then. Except lobsters and groupers.

Ran outa butta too.

The geography will keep the marina sailors away.

Suits me fine as I'm on the way back.
Just the shrimpers, those were the days. Got way more shrimp then we could eat just for giving a shrimpboat crew a ride in and out on the dink.
Still relatively uncrowded as of a couple of years ago (whoops, 6 or 7?).
Oh well, I bet the Marquesa are still nice, especially if you're shallow enough to work your way inside. Enjoy.
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Old 27-12-2013, 09:07   #48
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Park departments whether fed or local never really have the best interest in the visitor or making money, basically they want to keep their job simple, no hastles and no issues. Add moorings now creates more work, more visitors more hastles.
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Logic and Govt are not compatible....
Also an oxymoron.
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Park departments whether fed or local never really have the best interest in the visitor or making money, basically they want to keep their job simple, no hastles and no issues. Add moorings now creates more work, more visitors more hastles.
It can also mean more staff, therefore more supervisory responsibilities, therefore larger salaries for the supervisors.

Witness the ridiculous expansion of the Key Deer program in the keys. For years they told us that protection was necessary for the poor "endangered" little critters, while the locals were saying that Key Deer were about as endangered as cockroaches.

It turned out the locals were correct, so what happens? More staff because there were more Key Deer than they thought, not because they need "protection". If they needed protection, the deer population would have been decreasing, not increasing.

If you're a supervisor, the best thing that can happen to you is to have the number of employees in your department quadruple.
Sheesh! Enough rant.
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