The Gold Coast
06 May 2009
Our southern swing began early this morning. We had a 28-mile run down the ICW through Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Boynton Beach to Delray Beach. Lake Worth showed off with lovely homes and a lack of busy boat traffic. Fronting the ICW in Boynton Beach are beautiful houses with manicured lawns and swimming pools on the bay. We had lots to look at and to take our minds off the ten bridges to be dealt with. Our anchorage is a small pool off the ICW and we are surrounded by homes, canals, boats and condos. As you can see, this spot allows us to get on the Internet easily and I just had to check on the American Idol performances of last night!
Tomorrow we head to Ft. Lauderdale, a 22-mi. run, again on the ICW and again with lots of bridges. Bob and Mary may continue south with us or possibly cross to the Bahamas. Their trip plan has always been about six weeks longer than ours, so if the weather is perfect, they may hop.
We will continue our trip south to meet up with two other boats who are also on Plan B and who are in the Key Biscayne area now. We may go on the outside to Miami, rather then the ICW route inside. More to decide...