Monday, April 2, 2012

Leaving Lauderdale...

After a great time in Ft. Lauderdale we continued south through the bridges and towards the cruise ships. It was here that we spotted our first ever life boat drill where a Royal Caribbean ship had launched most of their lifeboats and were testing the engines. So strange to be cruising down the waterway and suddenly see all the yellow pods in front of us.
We travelled a whopping 15 miles before easing into Maule Lake in North Miami Beach. Here we spent several quiet days aboard enjoying the splendid weather - mid 80's each day and hot hot hot in the sun.
After several days of lazy - like that is anything new - we were off again this time stopping at Duffy's Sports Bar (still in North Miami Beach). We tied up to their dock and decided to take in a late lunch.
The Admiral
4/2/2012 3:16pm
Currently enjoying lunch at Duffy's and relishing in the fact that the blog is COMPLETELY current.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

In Fort Lauderdale we dropped the hook in Lake Sylvia which was surrounded by residential homes. As you can see from the photo we definitely weren't roughing it as every home was big and the one immediately behind us could only be called a sprawling mansion.
We launched the dinghy and decided to do some gunkholing. Up the New River we found the downtown area with expansive residences on the water and tall condo buildings inland.
Wherever we went there were surprises. Up and down canals it was either houses, landscape or boats which would peak our interest.
Back aboard the 'Breezer' the Captain decided to check out our new floaties. Pictured here is him sitting in a float with his fins on (he'd been in for a snorkel) while enjoying a beer. Tough day.
The Admiral