February 2, 2019 Saturday Port Mayaca Lock, St Lucie Canal, Calooshatache Waterway FL to Riviera Beach Marina, on Lake Worth Riviera Beach, FL 61.8 nautical miles
Elevation: 0 ft
Happy Ground Hogs Day.
There was significant splash from the swim deck this morning around 6:00am as Dale stepped through the sliding glass doors onto mid-deck. Mary really didn’t want to think about what it might be but muskrat and beaver didn’t immediately come to mind. Quick change of an oil filter on the port side engine and we were off by 7:00 am. Little fish were jumping. Beautiful morning.
The weather window to the Bahamas changed. We are leaving tomorrow, Sunday Feb 3. It’s a long run to Lake Worth, FL, our departure location. Soooooo many diverse miles.
Soooooo many pictures.
We will be Half Looped when we get there!!!!!!!! (I’ll publish stats tomorrow)
Along the Way
Port Mayaca Lock, St Lucie Canal, FL railroad bridge – Call Billy the Boat Tipper if your sail boat mast is higher than 49 feet and you want clear the bridge. He will strap a boat load of 55 gallon drums to the side of the sail boat and fill with water causing it to list diagonally enough to clear the bridge.
Barrel of a wave cruising down the St Lucie Canal, FL
St Lucie Canal, St Lucie Lock – Front row seats for the 11 foot drop. At first they opened the door a couple inches, the gradually opened it to about a foot.
Things became more populated as we continued south. I’m beginning to think people on the Gulf side are poor compared the Atlantic side affordable houses. Mary put her camera away so you missed some of the really goods ones .
And then there was Jupiter Florida. What a bee hive. Boats, ski jets, paddle boats, people standing on shoals ……. Condos with marinas, condos with marinas, condos with marinas.
I’d prefer Minneapolis rush hour to piloting around on this side of Florida.
There are sooooo many assholes running boats in this area!! Giant boats waking other boats. As big as Yes Dear is, we were waked almost slammed into another boat. Close call!
Well kinda neighbors. Derelict boats outside of the marina we are staying in. Florida really has a huge problem with this.
This is a giant party hardy sports fishing marina. The regulars are great and there are bunch of transients like us head to the Bahamas TOMORROW. The weather window moved.
The Bahamas National Flag was first hoisted at midnight on 10 July 1973, the day the Bahamas became an independent country officially known as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. It has 3 equal bands of color, two blue with a yellow in between representing sky, sand and sea. The black triangle represents unity, strength and will power of the people.
Interestingly, the Bahamas Naval Flag places the Bahamas National Flag on a field of white with perpendicular red stripes quartering the flag. The Bahamas National Flag on a field of white with perpendicular blue stripes quartering the flag used by Auxiliary Fleet of the Navy (think United Kingdom)