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Ready To Rumble

The P51 fist flew in 1940 while the F16 behind it entered service in 1980. The EAA convention in Oshkosh WI is an aircraft lovers dream come true. This year 10,000+ aircraft attended, 19,500 or 134 takeoffs/landings per hour during 11 days made it by far, the busiest airport in the world.
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Wooden Wheels

Were in better shape than the rest of the car.
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Santiago

Santiago de Cuba is the capital of Cuba's southeastern Santiago de Cuba Province, facing a bay off the Caribbean Sea. Founded by the Spanish in 1515, it's known for colonial architecture and revolutionary history.
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B-2 Spirit

The Northrop B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses. Designed during the Cold War, it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber is subsonic and can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons. The B-2 is the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration.
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B-29 Superfortress

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. Named in allusion to its predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Superfortress was designed for high-altitude strategic bombing but also excelled in low-altitude night incendiary bombing and in dropping naval mines to blockade Japan. B-29s also dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and became the only aircraft that has ever used nuclear weapons in combat. Only 2 remain flying today, Wifi and Doc. I took this photo of Fifi's engine at the EAA airshow in Oshkosh WI.
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Used Car

R.I.P. (Rust In Peace) in Nevada
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Sailing into the sunset

Key West which is no surprise.
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Evening Sail

Yet another Key West sunset sail photo. As someone who likes to look through a camera it's hard not to go "click" at these scenes.
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WWII

P-38 Lightning at EAA Oshkosh
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In the Nevada sun

There's a place in Nevada full of old cars, trucks and just... stuff. Just great to walk around with a camera.
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Ford Trimotor

The Ford Trimotor is an American three-engined transport aircraft. Production started in 1925 by the companies of Henry Ford and ended on June 7, 1933 after 199 had been made. It was designed for the civil aviation market, but also saw service with military units. It had a cruising speed of 80mph. Wikipedia I took this photo at the EAA convention held annually in Oshkosh WI. During the 10 day event it is the worlds busiest airport in regards to landings and takeoffs.
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Veyo Rodeo

The 10th annual All About Kids Rodeo in Veyo Utah.
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Rush Hour

One ship heading out of the channel while the other waits its turn.
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B-29

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is an American four-engined propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.
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1960 Watson Roadster

This car competed in the 1960 Indianapolis 500, driven by Jim Hurtubise. I took this photo at the Milwaukee Mile track in West Allis WI.
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Ariel Nomad

2019 Ariel Nomad Tactical. English by design & built in the USA. Supercharged Honda engine with Honda 6 speed gearbox. It is rear wheel drive, extremely loud and very light. It has no doors, heat or AC.
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Afternoon Sail

One of the resident sailboats in Key West that take people out for a few hours every afternoon and evening. These always make for photo worthy events.
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Painted Look

It was very windy and the air was full of salt spray so this very high resolution photo looks to me like a painting.
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Schooner Wharf

Key West waterfront is tightly packed with boats of all sizes, people, bars and restaurants. Here is the Miss Key West, a shrimper and 86' windjammer the Appledore II. I think it would make an interesting jigsaw puzzle.
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Shrimpers

High winds bring the shrimp fleet in to anchor until the seas calm down. This photo was taken at extreme distance and capability of the lens. I then cropped (reduced) it to 5% of the original size. What made it even more difficult was the boats were moving while anchored in the wind. But given all this, I like the way it turned out.
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1913 wood powered steam driven “steam roller”

Wisconsin Gas & Steam Engine Show. Plowing with Steam Engines, Sawmill, Threshing Machines, Model Steam Engines, Crawler Tractors, Shingle Mill, Stone Crusher, Blacksmith Shop, Corn Chopping/Silo Filling. This is a partial list of the activities planned for the upcoming 3 day 50th anniversary show in August.
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Full Sail

Afternoon sail on the America 2.0 off Key West FL
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Drag Show

Las Vegas Motor Speedway NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. One of these cars reached a speed of 353.73mph in 3.697 seconds in these 11,000 horsepower dragsters. The sound of 44,000 horsepower lasting less than 4 seconds actually causes pressure on your chest.
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Race week

Rescue swimmers aboard a helicopter chase a 42 foot, 2200 horsepower racer powered by a 14-liter, 16-cylinder engine during race week in Key West.
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Spinning

This was 1/2 way through it's 180' spin when I took this. She's turning to the left before heading out the shipping channel towards it's next port.
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Bel Air

1956 Chevrolet. It was parked in the shade and I liked the color, chrome and shadow of the tree leaves.
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Blackhawk Helicopter

EAA Oshkosh
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Day For Sailing

America 2.0 is a large sailboat that winters in Key West giving day and sunset sails. This particular day it was extremely windy.
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Road America

Elkhart Lake antique race week
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B-29 and Super Galaxy

EAA Oshkosh
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Harry Truman

This is his presidential limousine on display at the Little Whitehouse in Key West Florida
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1929 Butler Blackhawk

This is one of 19 antique aircraft in the Kelch Aviation Museum located in Brodhead Wisconsin. No more than 11, and maybe as few as 9 Blackhawks were built with only 2 currently flying. It is powered by a Wright 220 hp J-5 engine.
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Up and under

Some had launched while others were still filling with hot air.
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Navy T-6

EAA Oshkosh
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Old rolling stock

#22 served her entire life in the Marquette area of the upper peninsula of Michigan. She was built in 1910 by the American Locomotive Company.
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200′ of Fun

Anchored off Key West visiting during the powerboat race week.
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Douglas DC 3

EAA Oshkosh
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Flying & Fireworks

Each July brings the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Assn) show to Oshkosh WI making it the busiest airport in the US for 10 days. Two nights they have a second show after dark featuring stunt planes and fireworks for 3 hours. These night photos make for some of the most surprising photos I've ever taken. This photo shows ground fireworks while a plane, shooting its own fireworks, performs a double loop over the top.
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B-17 Flying Fortress

B-17 Top Turret and Cockpit windows - EAA Oshkosh
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Old rolling stock

These railroad photos were taken at the Mid-Continent Railway yard in Wisconsin.
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Rail Art

Near a quarry in Nevada that whenever I drive by I usually find 1 or 2 painted cars that are worth photographing.
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Warthog

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-turbofan, straight-wing, subsonic attack aircraft developed by Fairchild Republic for the United States Air Force. In service since 1976, it is named for the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, a World War II-era fighter-bomber effective at attacking ground targets, but commonly referred to as the "Warthog" or "Hog".Wikipedia
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Brilliant P 47

EAA Oshkosh
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Powerboat Racing 2022

These two have just finished a 180 degree turn and are now in full throttle at over 100mph heading out to the Gulf of Mexico. They are close to the pier on Sunset Key with Key West in the background.
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Sunlit Balloon

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Every morning

The activity is the same but every morning there is a new background.
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The Blues

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B-52

The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress is an American long-range, subsonic, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-52 was designed and built by Boeing, which has continued to provide support and upgrades. It has been operated by the United States Air Force since the 1950s. The bomber is capable of carrying up to 70,000 pounds of weapons, and has a typical combat range of more than 8,800 miles without aerial refueling.
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Nelson Nevada

Nelson Nevada is not a town, rather it's an old gold mine in the middle of nowhere that has a great collection of junk.
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Front Row Seats

Every evening boats of all types and sizes head out with friends or customers to watch the famous Key West sunsets.
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The wing walker is the pilot’s wife

EAA Oshkosh
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Surprise Docking

10/20/2021: This ship made an unscheduled stop in Key West to have a sick passenger taken off. As there were no line handlers the ship had to hold itself against the pier using its very powerful side thrusters as it could not be tied. Passenger was removed, ship spun 180 degrees and slipped out of the harbor towards the shipping channel and on to its next scheduled port.
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Race Start

Key West Offshore Powerboats. In 2021 they raced 3 days, 4 races per day by class of boats. This was the start of the second race. The pace boat, a few frames back was flying a yellow flag telling the boats to remain in line with it. This green flag tells them they may accelerate and begin to race.
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P 57

EAA Oshkosh
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1904 Steam Traction Engine

Nichols and Shepard Steam traction Engines were built in Battle Creek, Michigan from 1848-1929. I believe this one is a 1918 model. Weighing over 11,000 pounds, powered by wood or coal they traveled at 3 mph. This was taken at the annual steam show in Baraboo WI where over 500 steam powered tractors and construction equipment powered by white hot steam, plenty of black smoke and driven by hard men, gather for a 5 day event.
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Great horned owl

Adult great horned owls can be as large as 2’ tall with a 5’ wingspan.Despite their size they are capable of “silent flight”, which is the way owls fly while making almost no discernable noise. And they can fly at a very low speeds as slow as 2 miles per hour when they are gliding on breezes while hunting. At dusk, the owl utters a few calls before flying to a more open sing-post, i.e. large bare branch or large rocks to deliver song. Normally several perches are used to mark occupied territory or to attract a female. Wikipedia I took this photo in SW Utah where a pair have been seen each year. In the past 5 years they have produced offspring twice. Baby owls are ridiculously cute and always under the very watchful eyes of a adult.
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Brown Pelican

The brown pelican is one of two species of pelicans found in Florida, the white pelican being the other. It has a wingspan of 6 ft 8 in to 7 ft 6 in.
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The Blimps

As of 8/10/2021 there are still 4 of these flying.
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Docking at dawn

These ships would quite often glide in at first light to dock in Key West. What always amazed me was even at this short distance, these huge ships never made a sound when arriving.
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DC 3

Zillions of rivets - EAA Oshkosh
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F-18 Super Hornet

Boca Chica Naval Air Station
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Key West Sail Races

These three racers are in the 80' class. Each has a crew of about 15 very fit young men.
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Jet Fuel Delivery

This will be docking near the Key West Coast Guard Station where it will offload jet fuel to be used at the Boca Chica Naval Air Station.
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P-51

The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang is an American long-range, single-seat fighter and fighter-bomber used during World War II and the Korean War, among other conflicts. Wikipedia I took this photo at the EAA show in Oshkosh.
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Shrimper

When you see the shrimp boats anchored you know winds and rough water are coming.
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Returning to Station

Very rough seas were building fast.
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1958 Cadillac

When design ruled
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Tugs helping

this barge into docking position to offload its cargo of jet fuel which will be pumped miles away to the Naval Air Station. I was able to get this and many other up close photos due to my friend allowing me the privilege to ride on the harbor pilot boat while he's up on the bridge overseeing the docking.
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Rat Rods

Daytona Beach Hot Rod Show
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Cadillac Eldorado

Automobiles that were art first, transportation second.
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Trying to get back in the harbor

This weather came up during a sailboat race.
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Boeing B-17

The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is a four-engined heavy bomber developed in the 1930s for the United States Army Air Corps. From its introduction in 1938, the B-17 Flying Fortress evolved through numerous design advances becoming the third-most produced bomber of all time
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1958 Indy

Raced in the 1958 Indianapolis 500 and placed 17th. I took this photo at the Milwaukee Mile during an event featuring vintage indy racers, most powered by engines built by Harry Miller in Milwaukee.
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Walking on Water

Key West Offshore Powerboat Racing
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Classy Caroline’s

Rare to see a car of this caliber in Key West much less parked on Duval street and not between other cars is a photo op miracle.
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Great Hornet Owlets

These were on a ledge about 40 feet off the ground and the mother owl was close by. These owlets owls are 'born ready' and develop quickly, developing flying and hunting skills by instinct rather than by watching their parents. When they are 42 days old they will give their first attempt to fly. But they will fully learn to fly at the age of 70 to 84 days. In the meantime, they can just afford to move into the branches while keeping away from the predators. I found them a couple days later high on a tree branch so when I took this photo (in Utah) they were 42-84 days old.
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The Apex

With the right light, angle and color these large ships create quite the contrast against water, sky and land.
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Car Art

Back when style really meant something.
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Miss Key West

Built in the 70s this shrimp boat just returned to Key West after being gone for over 50 years. High winds the last few days brought all shrimpers back in to anchor till the seas calmed down. This was parked close by so I took this photo then had to research what I was looking at. Turns out the owners found it in N Carolina and spent the last 3 tears making it seaworthy. Now the crew takes the vessel out for 10-12 days at a time. On average, they’ll catch shrimp for about 20 days out of the month. Over time, Key West lost the infrastructure needed to support shrimping so they manage the process from start to finish. He catches the shrimp then distributes it up and down the Keys with a freezer truck.
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Air Show Stunt Pilot

Performing at Boca Chica Naval Air Station
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Night Air Show

The EAA show runs 10 days each summer in WI. On two evenings they have a special show after dark. It is hard see the planes but the engine heat, LED lighting and firework launchers you can see where they've been. Here the plane entered from the right then performed a loop and exited back to the right launching fireworks. For this photo I left the camera shutter open for 46 seconds.
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1929 Travel Air over Oshkosh WI

Taking off from Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh WI we flew around the countryside in this old biplane enjoying the scenery. I was using a small camera that to take a photo and I had to hold it up above the windshield, point into the wind a push the shutter button without knowing what would be in the photo. Got lucky on a few but most were just blurs as the camera and I just bounced around amongst the clouds.
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Long Forgotten

Resting in a forest in Georgia
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B-25 Mitchell

EAA Oshkosh
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Wing Walker

This show was at the Naval Air Station in Key West. Here the wing walker was flying over a parked Blue Angel F-18 Super Hornet
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The Blues

In April 2016 the Blue Angels performed in Key West at the Boca Chica Naval Air Station for Armed Forces Day. They are one of the best things to photograph because they fly with such precision, so fast and so very close to the ground.
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Oh Say Can You See

During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key penned these words as he looked for the American flag the morning after a huge, strategic battle. If he were to see Old Glory still flying like it had been the evening before, then he would know that the American troops had been victorious. And he was not disappointed. In his joy, he wrote the words of what would become our national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner.”
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SS Badger

Built in 1952 it transported trains, trucks and autos across Lake Michigan. In 1992 it was reconfigured to carry cargo, trucks and autos. It is the only steam powered ferry still operating in the USA.
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Fat Albert

Blue Angels' Fat Albert C-130J taking off over Blue Angels' Hornets
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Key West Visitor

With it's protected harbor (and really fun place to visit) many ships stop for various reasons. Years ago this visitor sailed by and I took its picture. I wish I remembered something about it but I've since forgotten what I once knew.
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Jolly Roger

Taken from the America 2.0. This pirate ship likes to fire its canon at other boats out enjoying a sail.
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Cruise Ship

Tied up in Key West FL
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Chicago FD

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And they’re off!

Key West powerboat race. Four Super Boat class racers in close, about to head into open seas. They will make 10-12 laps on a triangular course stretching over 8-10 miles. This class of boat can reach almost 200mph on smooth water.
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Steam Powered Yacht

One of three on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.
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Not Mine

I would be very happy to own the very pretty boat tied to its stern.
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One can only imagine the interior

When one of these mega yachts pulls in, most people Google the name to see pictures of the interior spaces.
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The Spin

Holland America ship making a 180 degree turn to depart Key West harbor
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Spinning Disney Ship

Standing on Sunset Key with Key West in the background. Because the harbor is a "dead end" all ships must turn around and head back out the way they came in. I love watching these huge ships to their spin.
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Nicole Rules

The 1st race was scheduled for today on 11/9 but due to Tropical Storm Nicole it has been postponed. I asked someone if they race in bad weather and was told they will race if the rescue helicopters can fly. When a boat flips a hovering helicopter will drop rescue divers so if the winds make this difficult they can't race. They are scheduled to also race Friday and Sunday so hopefully the Nicole will be in a better mood.