Bicycling through History


Conquistadors 1
Conquistadors 2
St. Augustine
The Lost Colony
Jamestown VA
Colonies & Voyages
Charleston SC
GW Birthplace
A Pirate Story

- Life in the 1700s -
Early Amer Hist QUIK
The Frontier of 1750s
French and Indian War
Fort Frederick MD
Boone & Batteau
Gen Braddocks role
C&O Canal South

- The War for Independence -
Prior to Revo War
Revolution Part 1
Revolution Part 2
Revolution Part 3
Revolution Part 4
Revolution Part 5
Revolution Part 6
Revolution Part 7
Revolution Part 8
Revolution Part 9
Revolution Part 10
Revolution Part 11
Revolution Part 12

- Submerged History -
Way Cool Reef Diving
Sunken Treasure
The Reef at Looe Key
Blue Springs Diving

- Recent Rides -


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Edition 4

Edition 5

Edition 6

Edition 7

Edition 8




VIDEO on the WEB

Pirates !!

Sunken Treasure !!

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The recent trip to Florida Keys was shortly after Hurricane Irma.

These dives took place about 6 weeks after Hurricane Irma had hit. Underwater visibility was less than normal due to silt and sand being stirred up.

The clip above shows a dive with Rainbow Reef out of Key Largo. Sea conditions were reported a 4 to 6 foot swells which caused many other divers to cancel their plans. There was a strong wind, but we managed to get in 2 tank dives at Molasses Reef.

The next dive was off Key West a few days later. Visibility was even worse than Key Largo and was also a result of the Hurricane.

The clip above is from a dive off Key Largo a year earlier and provides a comparison for what the underwater visibility is normally like.

Although we always search for sunken treasure when we dive, the real treasure is the beautiful reef and interaction with the sea creatures.

We do have video taken of the devastating effects of the hurricane on the Florida Keys, but that is not posted. Its too depressing. Many homes were completely destroyed. Others, that were built to withstand hurricanes managed to survive rather well despite winds in excess of 150 mph and storm surges above 5 feet. Hurricanes are History. We rode our bikes through the worst hit areas. That is what we do.

American History from the perspective of a Casual Cyclist.

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