|Beach at Peck Lake|
The only problem is, if the wind stops blowing, which it does on the lee side where you land, you better be fast to cross to the ocean or get in your dinghy to leave because the no-see-ums can be brutal!
|Arleen cutting her wool strips.|
After cutting the wool I started hooking the border around each design. I am progressing more rapidly with this because I am using a slightly larger cut which takes less time to complete. I hope to be done with the border soon because the rug is getting heavy and hot to work on in the southern climate!
|Latest water sport, paddle boarding.|
|Moon out in the east with sun setting in|
Since we were there by lunch we decided to go ashore to explore what was available in the way of shops. We found one of the largest West Marine stores we have ever been in within walking distance, as well as a Publix and CVS. So we will know for the next time what is there in case we would need anything. We once again had an interesting site with the moon out on one side and the sun setting in the west.
The next morning we left early and once again had the sun peeking out behind some dark clouds with the high rises in the background which gave for an interesting photo. We were out the inlet at slack current so it was an easy out as you can see in the video.
|One of six caught!|
Well, this ended up being Al’s day for catching fish. Six to be exact although all were fish called Little Tunny and they are not considered good eating so back into the ocean they went! But they certainly did provide us with some entertainment.
|Just one of many private yachts.|
We anchored in Lake Sylvia which was full but got even fuller when 4 more boats pulled in after us.
|Ft. Lauderdale Beach|
We walked the beautiful waterfront where they had this interesting sculpture of fish made entirely of recycled plastic bottles. They said it really is pretty at night with the lights on it, unfortunately we did not get to see it lit up.
|Fish sculpture made out of recycled plastic bottles.|
We had lunch along the strip and then I finally put my swimsuit on (the first time this trip) and went to the beach in the afternoon. Al enjoyed the marina talking with other cruisers and puffed on a cigar while I was away!
|Decorated palm trees instead of Christmas trees.|
we had a gent serenade us with bagpipes of all things. He was on the dock at a private home playing all sorts of music including Christmas carols which was quite nice.
|Miami Sky Scrapers|
The sky scrapers of Miami were a welcome sight but we had to deal with large ships, a cruise ship having a life boat drill and tug and barge traffic before getting to our anchorage in the Venetian Causeway by 11:15 AM.
|Life boat drills from cruise ship.|
We are now here to wait out the front and to wait for good weather for a crossing! The earliest will probably be Wednesday of next week and that was a weak possibility at best. We were here over 2 1/2 weeks the last trip waiting for a break in the weather and it got down into the thirties at night. At least it is suppose to be in the seventies during the day and sixties at night so that is a positive. I guess we will get to know South Beach quite well again!
|Al studying South Beach from afar knowing we will get to know it quite well. (He is also hoping the hot beach babes don't mind a little wind!)|