Fulfilling a Dream

09 May 2013 | Twelve Oaks marina
04 May 2013
02 May 2013 | Lake Sylvia
28 April 2013 | Lake Sylvia
26 April 2013 | Fort Lauderdale
23 April 2013
22 April 2013 | Lake Sylvia, Ft. Lauderdale
21 April 2013 | West Palm Beach
19 April 2013 | Our mooring in Lake Worth, FL
16 April 2013 | Anchorage just south of Peanut Island
15 April 2013
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15 November 2009
12 November 2009
11 November 2009
09 November 2009
07 November 2009
07 November 2009

Farmers Market

21 April 2013 | West Palm Beach
Cynthiia - sunny and hot
Sunday, April 21, 2013
On Saturday we took the dinghy to shore and strolled through the farmers market that is held every Saturday on the waterfront at Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach. We’ve always said we wanted to go (by car) and now we’ve gone and will definitely come back. The vendors sold fresh flowers, vegetables, baked goods (including to die for red velvet donuts) French pastries, pottery, etc. We bought some corn on the cob and some garlic chipotle spread that tasted pretty good. We also drank a terrific smoothie made of peaches, spinach, banana and ice – delish! After our purchases we went back to the boat to put them in the fridge.
Once done we went back into shore and walked up Clematis and caught one of the free busses that drive a couple of routes – one being to City Place. Again a place we had not been and it was fun walking around, going into various shops and just ‘pooching’. It rained off and on but we were shielded by the covered walkways. We caught the bus again which took us back to the waterfront and back to our boat.
Around 1745 Kim – our neighbor on the Catalina 42 – Mickey Boone –came over and we had some cheese and crackers and conversation. We had the Castaways dinner at Bradley’s (a restaurant right on the waterfront) at 1900 so Kim said his goodbyes – hoping to see us tomorrow.
We had a good time at the dinner- it was good to reacquaint with the members we hadn’t seen since the New Years Eve raft up. Unfortunately they had one long table, but not long enough to accommodate all of us. Although we sat at a separate table we had great table mates with Elizabeth Anne and Peter Dalton. Great conversation and food (although we thought a little pricey for what you got). After dinner Jim and Judy came over along with George and we sat and chatted awhile longer. Left around 2200 and took the dinghy back to the boat.
Sunday was a very leisurely day. We had fruit and quiche (we bought at the market on Sat.) and then settled in reading, etc. The skies were threatening part of the day and we did get some sprinkles but the showers never really materialized.
I cleaned off the soot from the transom and polished the stainless on the back so the boat looks a lot better. We also plotted our course down the intracoastal to Ft. Lauderdale and Biscayne Bay.
We plan to leave around 0800 tomorrow morning and go all the way to Ft. Lauderdale – only 36 miles but 17 bridges to pass through which will add to our time. No problem, we are in no hurry and we’ve never been this route before so it should be a nice trip.
Comments
Vessel Name: Synergy II
Vessel Make/Model: Catalina 42/Mark I
Hailing Port: Williamsville, NY
Crew: Tom and Cynthia Leising
About: We now spend our winters in FL with our sailboat close by in the marina within our development. Tom is still working in the company he co-owns, although now remotely and Cynthia retired in 2009 after 30 years with a local Buffalo bank.
Extra: We have had our sailboat in FL since we brought it down from Buffalo, NY in 2009 and now day sail the waters around Palm Beach. We also use our 17' Boston Whaler which we trailer back and forth each year.
Synergy II's Photos - Main
Leaving Ft. Lauderdale and traveling back to N. Palm Beach
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Almost trip to the Bahamas
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Myrtle Beach and Georgetown, SC
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Erie Canal - Lock 33 to 25
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Pulling the mast
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Created 23 September 2009

Who: Tom and Cynthia Leising
Port: Williamsville, NY