"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

December 30, 2015

Dec. 29 – Bridges, Bridges, Bridges

Marine Stadium – Anchorage

"In today's rush we all think too much, seek too much, want too much and forget about the joy of the just being." - Eckhart Tolle

Bridges, bridges, bridges...today was all about bridges. We traveled 72 miles between Palm Beach and our anchorage in Miami and we went under 34 bridges. Sometimes it pays to be a smaller boat, by removing the isinglass and lowering the bimini we were able to get down to 12'. That meant we only had to have two bridges open for us to pass under, although our timing was pretty close to most of the bridge opening times. Three of the bridges were very close, very VERY close, we felt like we had to duck as we went under (see pictures below).

We're a slow boat, but today slow and steady (and short) proved to be quicker than the large faster boats. Today the tortuous won the race. We definitely couldn't have covered as much ground today if we had been in our Hatteras.

Here are a few of the more interesting bridges we saw today. The first on is Ocean Ave. Bridge in Ocean Ridge.
S.E. 15th in Boynton Beach
George Bush Ave. Bridge near Delray Beach
Atlantic Ave. Bridge in Delray Beach
Linton Blvd. Bridge in Delray Beach
Spanish River Bridge near Boca Raton
Palmetto Park Bridge in Boca Raton
Camino Real Bridge in Boca Raton
Hillsboro Bridge near Hillsboro Beach
We had three low bridges in a row, the was the 14th Street Bridge near Pompano Beach
The second on was Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach
The third one was Commercial Blvd. in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
17th Street Bridge in Fort Lauderdale 
Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale
Hollywood Blvd. Bridge in Hollywood
Venetian Causeway Bridge, MacArthur Causeway and the Dodge Island Bridges...all located in Miami
Venetian Causeway Bridge in Miami (always open at this time)
Miami skyline from our anchorage
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  1. If you come into blackwater sound or tarpon Basin, I am the port captain for Key Largo, if you need rides to the store, west, hardware or whatever, drop me a line.

    1. Thank you for the offer, we are in Tarpon Basin at the moment. Just relaxing and taking it easy. I may even go for a swim. :)