2-FEB-2021 Tuesday – Bay between Hibiscus Island and Star Island, Miami Beach, FL to Lake Worth Lagoon, South end of West Palm Beach, FL (59.0 nautical miles 67.9 statute miles)
Elevation: Sea Level
States (1): Florida
It was a rough night. A small craft advisory (sustained winds between 20 and 33 knots) held throughout the night. It’s still in the high 40s/low 50s.
This neighbor came in early morning. The plastic barrel mounted on top has a light in it and is his spot light/running lights.
Along the Way
Cruising speed today through the city is ‘no wake’, bout 5 knots for us.
There’s been too much wind today to run at idle speed. We needed to run a little higher speed than that to manage control the boat.
Bahia Mar Yacht Club, Ft Lauderdale – Not a single slips not small enough for yes dear…
Entering into West Palm Beach and Palm Beach
Some houses I didn’t even attempt to take a picture of because I didn’t have a panoramic lens.
The Fort Lauderdale area only began to develop after 1920s during the Florida land boom, made possible by the invention of air conditioning.
Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America” for its extensive system of waterways, including the New River, Intracoastal Waterway and a large number of canals.
There were 3 forts named “Fort Lauderdale” built by the United States during the Second Seminole War 1835 to 1842: the first was at the fork of the New River, the second was at Tarpon Bend on the New River between the present-day Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third was near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina.
Fort Lauderdale is home to Port Everglades, one of the largest ship terminals in the world. It’s home to 10 major cruise lines, over 40 massive ships and one daily ferry operator. It is also one of the top 10 container ports in the US.
The high today was 59 degrees. I was forced to put socks on due to the cold. 🙁 This is the first time since Nov 2. It’s 92 days without socks.
Drolleries and Yuks
Which celebrity is always ready to eat cereal?
~Reese with her spoon.