An excellent place to watch the sunset: the Sunset Bay Marina in Stuart, Florida
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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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 Amarok!
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!
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.