Thursday, December 13, 2012

Down to the tropical sun...

I have been looking at the chart book as well as the Waterway Guide. We are now into the part of Florida where boating is something people do all year. The Guide states that it is better to travel south through the Ft. Lauderdale and Miami areas during the week to avoid the boat traffic that is much heavier on weekends. There are a lot of bridges in this area as well as no wake zones. It will be a slow trip south for the next 150 miles. It is overcast today so the solar panels are not doing much. Little Red is running to charge our batteries. Shirl is cleaning the inside of Serenity. As with all boats there is a constant battle with condensation. We are beginning to plan a trip home in January, and we hope to be in Key West for New Years Eve.

We will leave tomorrow or the next day depending on the weather. I plan to run the engine for an hour this afternoon to make sure the water pump is fine, and that I did not get air in the fuel lines when I cleaned the Racor and changed the filter. We have enjoyed our stay here, but it will be good to get moving south again. The next place we plan to stay a couple of days is Ft. Lauderdale. ..then it is on to the Keys. To anyone doing this trip...spend some time at Velcro Beach!
A few random pictures...
 Why didn't I write this book? What a great idea! I can not believe I did not think of it.
Wonderful morning view...
 Shirl and Neala...
 You have to pay attention to signs!

 Two car boat garage...check out those outboards!
 A houseboat docked at a bar...what are the chances?
Cruising in the "Dink"


  1. Good to hear everything is still going so well! I retired October 31 so I envy you to pick up and leave. Terry is still working .....maybe some day!

    Best Wishes!

    1. Rhonda,
      Good to hear from you and thanks for following. Tell Terry I said hello!


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