Tied Up Again
10 January 2012 | Cooley's Landing, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Beth / HOT
We had an excellent last day in Ft Pierce - doing the stowing and planning needed for an offshore passage. As a special last evening treat, Jim and Nancy (Solitaire) drove down from Vero Beach to pick us up and take us to a sweet little Mexican Restaurant, Pueblo Viejo, where we filled ourselves with enchiladas and all the fixin's. It was a great way to end our stay here.
We made reasonable time to Lake Worth, unfortunately mostly by motor, and tucked into the little anchorage just inside the inlet for the evening. It was far less crowded than when we were here 2 years ago - probably due to the fact that the last couple of days have been great ones for crossing the Gulf Stream and boats looking for a window to the Bahamas had gone.
Another day of motor sailing brought us to Port Everglades inlet (Fort Lauderdale) and we edged our way into Lake Sylvia for the night. We hadn't been in here before and would only do the entry and exit at mid tide or higher. There are high spots in the bottom, and even by hugging the wall on the way in, we saw 0.1 a couple of times. Once in, there was plenty of room and it was a pretty place to be for a night. Our neighbours were Dave and Paula (Misty Seas) from Nova Scotia so we felt especially at home.
We headed out in time to catch high slack tide at Cooley's Landing and made the beautiful cruise up the New River. It's worth coming here just for that!
After 2 nights anchoring and a couple days motor-sailing down from Ft Pierce, we are now tied to a dock again at Cooley's Landing - up the New River in Fort Lauderdale. Sandra and Steve (Yonder) are just down the dock, and we are about to catch a bus to go shopping at the consignment store here - Sailor man. Let the good times roll!