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Stuck at Stuart
Beverly/partly sunny and warm
04/25/2016, Stuart, Florida

Sunrise a few days ago

Well, 3 weeks later we're still here. But we have provisions and water and fuel (plus all the laundry is done) so we're ready to leave this week. We have made new friends, met up with old friends, gone out to dinner a few times, and walked downtown for shopping and meals, plus the farmers market and free concert on Sundays. The boardwalk along the river is nice - well kept and even lit up at night for safety. This has been a great stop!

04/26/2016 | Bob
Yeah, new stuff to read.....
Thx Ms. Beverly ;)
04/26/2016 | Bob
Meant to say Yay, or is it Yea, my bad :(
Another New Location for Us
Beverly/sunny and warm
04/05/2016, Stuart, Florida

After talking to several people at Dinner Key, we decided to check out the mooring field at Stuart, 8 miles up the Okeechobee Waterway/St. Lucie River. So after a 34 mile trip from Lake Worth, here we are. The water isn't pretty (but it's a river so we didn't expect it to be) but the facility is first rate. The price is very reasonable, the cruisers' lounge and porch are large and comfortable, the dinghy dock is good, the showers and laundry are clean and in good shape, there's a free shuttle for shopping, and the downtown area is a short walk away. We signed up for a week!

Another Bridge Day
Beverly/partly cloudy and warm
04/01/2016, North Lake Worth, Florida

Today's 9 bridges went pretty smoothly, with one exception. About halfway there one of the bridges began to open but got stuck partway. The bridge tender called and asked us to hold back. He lowered the spans again and then raised them. Yay - success! We got through, but it makes you kind of nervous when you know a problem just happened. Anyway, we are anchored in North Lake Worth and will be here a few days due to predicted bad weather.

Bridge Day
Beverly/sunny and warm
03/31/2016, Delray Beach, Florida

The trip to Delray Beach from Ft. Lauderdale means we have 11 bridges to go through. All of them are on a schedule, which means there is usually a delay while we wait for their scheduled opening. In spite of this, we managed the 23 miles in about 6 hours. We weren't the only ones; we went through several bridges in a group of 3 boats. Still, it's a relief to be anchored for the evening and know there are only 9 bridges to deal with tomorrow.

On our way again!
Beverly/mostly cloudy and warm
03/29/2016, Lake Sylvia, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Today we motored the 24 miles to Fort Lauderdale along the ICW. Due to some bridge delays and checking out an anchorage along the way it took 8 hours. And we managed to encounter a small rainstorm just as we got here. We are safely anchored at Lake Sylvia and will stay an extra day due to predicted thunderstorms.

Back to South Beach
Beverly/sunny and warm
03/28/2016, Miami, Florida

On the 25th we went back to South Beach to get groceries and water for our trip north, which we will begin tomorrow. It's been great Miami, but it's time to go!

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