No Name Harbor 25 40.55 N 080 9.70 W
On Thursday 12/2, after 2 wonderful weeks in Delray Beach, we said our goodbyes to both Peg & Paul, and Mattie & Ed and continued south down the ICW. We motored through 4 bridges within a distance of only 8 miles before anchoring in Lake Boca (26 20.78N, 80 4.35W) in Boca Raton, FL.
|Anchored in Lake Boca|
Friday we transited 8 more bridges along the ICW on our way to Ft Lauderdale. In our 1000 miles of travel down the ICW we have certainly seen our share of homes that could be described as picturesque, stately or opulent. Nothing can compare to home after home we passed along the ICW from Boca Raton down to Ft Lauderdale. The amount of material wealth on display is just beyond comprehension.
|Some typical homes along the ICW between Boca Raton- Ft Lauderdale|
|Lake Sylvia anchorage|
|Kathy & Ted with view north |
from his condo in Hollywood Beach
|17th St Bridge with Port Everglades |
and cruise ships in background
|Sailing down the coast|
|Walking the beach in Key Biscayne|
Our destination was Key Biscayne where needed to wait out a cold front and associated strong northerly winds before getting a good weather window to cross the Gulf Stream. We split our time between two harbors... We spent the first 3 days/ nights in Hurricane Harbor (25 41.15N, 80 10.36W). The cold front came through last Sunday night and for the next 3 days we had a taste of Florida winter. It got down to 47 degrees at night. Nevertheless we stayed toasty under quilts and fired up the generator to run the reverse-air heat to warm things up each morning.
|Carina anchored in No Name Harbor |
|Atop the Cape Florida lighthouse in |
Bill Baggs State Park, Key Biscayne
|View north from Cape Florida |
lighthouse towards Miami Beach