January 2012   
An excellent place to watch the sunset: the Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart, Florida
 South Florida
2012  Mini-Cruise
With about ten days until our next scheduled activity (visits of northern
relatives to sunny Florida), we decided to take a mini-cruise to south Florida.
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October 2011 Canal Boat Cruise
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After the sun set at the Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart
Docked at the Riviera Beach Municipal Marina
January 5 - 2:45 PM - Dep Nettles Island Marina
                 4:15 PM - Arr
Stuart - Sunset Bay Marina
                                today: 13.2 n mi  -  1.5 eng hrs
       Dinner at Luna's &
The Capital Steps at Lyric Theater
January 6 - 10:30 AM - Dep Sunset Bay Marina
                 11:15 AM - re-join the ICW at St Lucie x-roads
                 12:40 PM - passing Jupiter
                   2:15 PM - Arr:
Riviera Beach - Muni Marina
                                  today: 30.1 n mi  -  3.7 eng hrs
     Visited Customs Office, obtained "Local Boaters Option"
          (allows us to return to US w/o a visit to HS office)
January 7 - 9:50 AM - Dep Riviera Beach Marina
               10:00 AM - out Lk Worth inlet into the Atlantic,
                                 remarkably calm out here!
                12:30 PM - enter Hillsboro Inlet, back to ICW
                  2:15 PM - Arr:
Ft. Lauderdale, Las Olas Marina
                                   today: 37.9 n mi  -  4.7 eng hrs
                         Big party night at Ft. Lauderdale Beach
Hard to believe this is the open Atlantic Ocean!
Entering the busy Hillsboro Inlet.
Paddleboards, the latest craze, in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
January 8 - 1:45 PM - Dep Las Olas Marina
                 2:15 PM - Arr: downtown
Ft. Lauderdale
                                New River Downtown Marina
                                today: 2.8 n mi  -  0.7 eng hrs
       just in time for the Las Olas Street Fair/Art Show
                    and dessert at the Cheesecake Factory,
                               a fun place to hang out.
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Party time on Ft. Lauderdale Beach.  Cruise ships heading out.
Docked on the (busy) New River in exciting downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
One of the more sober people on Ft Lauderdale Beach!
Monday - January 9
12 noon - Dep New River Docks
          3:00 PM - Venetian Br, Miami
          4:00 PM - Arr:
Key Biscayne
private dock of Larry Giles & Countess Eva
At the Las Olas Art Fair there were many
Objets d'Art.  Because of the bright yellow
color, we thought this one might be perfect
for our canal boat
Full moon (& clouds) over Ft Lauderdale.
A the Ft Lauderdale city docks.
Another Objet d'Art at the Las Olas Art Fair - even
more suitable for the
Amarok!  Guess we better
check with the partners before buying it!
A Ft Lauderdale snowy egret.
We really like the New River Downtown
Docks in Ft. Lauderdale
.  It's right in the
heart of the city, and also a very deal at a
mere $1/ft/night.  It surprises me that people
are willing pay over three times as much to
stay at the private marinas around here!
. We've seen a bunch of Funny Boat Names while cruising this
.  last week; I decided to start a new page for them, check it out!
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.     Key Biscayne, Miami Beach & North
Miami cruise ships...  Notice the size of the people on the
top deck of the enormous
Majesty of the Seas.
I love this 3-story cupola at the mouth of the
New River in Ft Lauderdale.