DEJAVU - WAITING ON A WEATHER WINDOW after a three day stressfull trip down the ICW and a three day stressfull provisioning experience at Dinner Key Marina (driving around in Miami) we are now anchored at No Name Harbour resting and relaxing. Looks like Florida is about to go into a deep freeze so we maybe stuck here awhile. We've learned our lesson about crossing the gulf stream if there is a N in the wind direction, so we are practicing our patience. The weather has been fabulous - nights cooling down into the 50's and highs during the day in the mid 70's. We heard from home that they got a foot of snow and their high temp today will be 5 degrees - makes this feel like a good place to be.
The Las Olas Boulevard Bridge in Ft. Lauderdale with its cute smoke stack bridge tender house - one of 40 some bridges we need to go under from the St. Lucie River to Miami. This is one of the few that do not require an opening - waiting for the bridges to open on their schedule is a test of one's patience.
Boats this size are a dime a dozen here.
Slow day in Port Everglades - only one cruise ship at the docks.
Now that's a yacht - a 1963 - completely restored Eldridge Mcginnis named the Francis Marion.
Oops - caught the Captain texting while driving. Normally a no no, but, at 7 MPH guess it's OK
Some R & R at No Name Harbour - part of the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. For a $20.00 fee you can anchor in the harbour at night and tie to the wall during the day. Great for Izzy and a normal size washer and dryer for Deb. Lots of biking and hiking trails and a restaurant - yay! Great spot to hang out and wait for a weather window.