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Cape Florida Lighthouse at the tip of Key Biscayne. Built in 1825, it's the oldest standing structure in Miami-Dade County
Monday - January 9
12 noon - Dep Ft Lauderdale, New River Docks
3:00 PM - Venetian Causeway Bridge, Miami
4:00 PM - Arr: Key Biscayne
private dock of Larry Giles & Countess Eva
Mouse-over for iguana close-up
Larry and Eva considered buying a PDQ powercat and
followed SnoDogLog for several years. They ended up
buying a Krogen Manatee 36 (North Sea version) which
they named Bucky. Although we'd never met, they
generously offered us dockage and hospitality at their
lovely waterfront home along the Pines Canal (next to No
Name Harbor) on the island of Key Biscayne.
A welcoming iguana at the home of Larry Giles & Eva Kendeffy
Chrismas lights grace our beautiful Key Biscayne tie-up.
Larry Giles welcomes us to their Key Biscayne home, a perfect
spot for Sno' Dog behind Kadey Krogen Manatee 36 Bucky.
In Key Biscayne, we rode out to the Bill Baggs
Cape Florida State Park - very scenic!
Nancy (on bike) in front of the Cape FL light.
A few of the remaining houses in "Stiltsville" just off Cape Florida in Biscayne Bay.
Click on photos to see a larger image.
The dramatic Miami skyline as seen from Biscayne Bay.
Wednesday - January 11 - 11:30 AM - Dep Key Biscayne
1:00 PM - Arr: Miami Beach
Miami Beach Marina
Tuesday - January 10 - Stayed in Key Biscayne
The upscale Miami Beach Marina, yachtsman's gateway to South Beach.
While in Miami Beach, we walked the South Beach
Art Deco strip as far as 16th St - pretty amazing!
Had Cuban coffee and tomales at the Playa Cafe and
for dinner, we ended up at the Texas de Brazil
Churrascaria, a bit pricey, but truly excellent!
Welcome to Miami Beach - aka South Beach.
Distinctive art deco hotels along Collins Avenue in South Beach.
Collins Ave. South Beach fashion.
A Fancy South Beach condo on Washington Ave.
Gotta love those South Beach cars! A ' 56 T-bird.
Exotic car rentals... Bently convertible, a Ferrari and an Escalade.
Thursday - January 12 - After another walk
around South Beach, we departed the Miami
Beach Marina at noon and headed North along
the Eastern Channel. We re-joined the ICW near
Haulover Beach Inlet in North Miami Beach.
We considered staying in Hollywood, but the
Loggerhead Marina quoted us $3.00/ft plus $12
for electricity, so we continued north to Fort
Lauderdale and back up the New River - where
you can stay for a mere $1/ft/night.
3:45 PM - Arr: Ft. Lauderdale
New River Downtown Docks
Heading North from Miami Bch, this is the Venetian Causeway Br.
Some of the almost endless condo towers north of Miami.
I'm always amazed there are enough people willing and
eager to inhabit these thousands of rooms!