Thursday, March 27, 2014
Tuesday 2/18/14 – Start 0855, Finish 1435, From Fort Lauderdale FL. to Port of Miami
Weather/Sea – sunny 75, NE wind, sea 1-2’-
Captain - John Kwak
Crew – Dan Martin, Paul Kirk
We dropped the mooring and motored into the New River Sound to Port Everglades and then out of Port Everglades Inlet and into the Atlantic Ocean. Fort Lauderdale must be the harbor for Super yachts. We saw hundreds of multi-million dollar yachts and multi-million dollar houses. This is the playground of the rich and famous. I and my little boat can play along and make believe.
I have to go in the ocean, around Miami because there is one low bridge of 56’ on the ICW named the Julia Tuttle Bridge.
We had a nice steady sail and stayed about 2 miles off shore. Because of light winds, we kept the motor running to maintain 6 knots. We entered Port of Miami “Government Cut” at around 1400. The inlet was very rough with the tide running and wakes from power boats that cut in front of us. We angled south into Lummus Island Cut and then Dodge Island Cut to the ICW, which we took south to Bay Bridge where we made a sharp turn to port to get to Miami Stadium Anchorage. We anchored for the night and had a splendid view of the Miami skyline.