Thursday, March 27, 2014
Sunday 2/16/14 – Start 0740, Finish 1558, From Lake Worth FL. to Fort Lauderdale FL.
Weather/Sea – sunny, NE wind, sea 1-2’-
Captain - John Kwak
Crew – Dan Martin, Paul Kirk
We left early went thru the Parker Bridge into Lake Worth around Peanut Island and into the Port of Palm Beach, then out the Lake Worth Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean.
On the Atlantic heading south, we had wind from 5 to 10 knots out of the North East So we raised sails and kept the motor running to maintain about 6 knots. We had a nice steady sail thru small waves, very comfortable. After a six hour sail on the Atlantic we entered Port Everglades Inlet to get to Fort Lauderdale. The Inlet was very turbulent with the tide and traffic. I called Las Olas Municipal Marina of Fort Lauderdale for a slip and was told that they were full, but we could take a mooring. We wound up on the same mooring that Bob and Ann Sherer were on when we found them there in 2013. Cruising is a small world. You keep running into the same people as you go South or North.
The next day, Monday, we took the dinghy to the marina and had showers. Then back to the boat to get laundry then to the marina and I did laundry while Dan and Paul walked to the grocery store. Back to the boat to put things away and then back in the dinghy to the Marina. Then we walked Las Olas Blvd to the Beach to look at the beach goers, lots of bikinis. We had dinner in Hooters overlooking the beach; of course we also looked at the waitresses. We got back to the boat at dusk.