Fort Myers Beach…

What a week! We arrived at Fort Myers Beach at 7:45 PM. What a ride! Of the 8 trips I’ve now successfully made across the Gulf of Mexico, this was, by far the toughest trip that I’ve ever had. I’ll have some reflections, I’m sure to share in the next day or two. For tonight, Jack, Tim, and I would like to thank you all for your interest in our adventure and your concern for our safety. The uncomfortable and scary moments are quickly fading from our memories, helped along by the Rum Crest’s we are drinking to celebrate our arrival. A quick shower and we’ll be headed for a seafood meal and then a bed that’s not moving!! Good Night All….

Our coordinates at 7:45 PM:

26.27 North
81.57 West


  1. Dan Clipson
      January 10, 2014

    Glad you all are back safe and sound…a wild ride to be long remembered, I’m sure…we will wait for the details…love to all! Dan

  2. Florida Haleys – Mark, Karen & Kayla
      January 10, 2014

    Hallelujah, Land Ho!
    Sounds like you all have a well deserved plan ahead this evening.
    Now if you can just keep the land beneath you from moving!

  3. Carl Dalton
      January 10, 2014

    Glad you guys are safe and sound!!!

  4. ginger
      January 10, 2014

    So happy you all made it safe and sound.. Don’t know how many more times we can stand the stress of your pleasure trips!

  5. Bob Gaby
      January 10, 2014

    Glad you guys have arrived in one piece and are safe. Looking forward to hearing the details.

  6. Barry
      January 10, 2014

    Congrats guys. You deserve some refreshments, a good meal and a good nights sleep.

  7. Michelle
      January 10, 2014

    Sweet Dreams!

  8. Don Turner
      January 10, 2014

    Congratulations to 3 tough men! I can tell by your “humble” postings, this one was a “ride, once again proving the skills you have learned from your dad and your experiences. Double Wide, enjoy Fort Meyers, oil companies, enjoy the Gulf!

  9. marceschulz
      January 11, 2014

    Holy Cow, Clark! Just caught up with this after your post on Mantatech. Glad you’re safe and thanks for sharing all the gory details. We learn as much from others’ experience as we do our own. We’ll toast your safe arrival from the cockpit of Escape Velocity.

  10. Don Turner Sr
      January 12, 2014

    I can not take it anymore, I’m 84. Glad you made it safely. Had my doubts at times.
    Clark, I think eight trips are enough. God bless the whole crew.

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