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

February 5, 2016

Feb. 4 – Dania Beach, FL

Dania Beach Marina

“Come walk with me along the beach, where sunsets seem within reach, we’ll search for treasures in the sand, as we walk hand in hand.” —Unknown

We began our morning on the flybridge enjoying our view of Boca Chita. This is a great spot and we probably would have stayed longer, but a front is moving in tonight and another one on Saturday so we needed to move on while we could get across Biscayne Bay.

The Miami skyline is beautiful as you cruise up Biscayne Bay and it looks wonderful from the water, but I have no desire to go ashore for a visit. Sometimes things are just better viewed from the outside. The port of Miami is a busy place with lots to see and a lot of boat to avoid...as pretty as the port is…it feels wonderful when we leave it in our wake.

We spent almost a week in Hollywood Beach in 2011 and enjoyed the area, so that was our destination today. Unfortunately the marinas in the area were full; there are a few places to anchor, but no shore access for our dinghy…so we moved up to Dania Beach. We’re at a nice marina just across the street from the beach and within biking distance of lots of shops and restaurants. After getting settled we rode our bikes along the boardwalk to Hollywood Beach. We enjoyed our afternoon visiting with a few people and watching the world go by. We’ll probably be here a few days as the weather settles down again.

Miami skyline
Miami from the water
A little hole in the wall kind of place on the ICW in Hollywood Beach...looks like a fun place.
We saw this catamaran in Hollywood Beach, it looks like it's from a Star War movie 
Dania Beach Pier - located right across the street from our boat.
Hollywood Beach
Our view from the restaurant we stopped at...not a bad way to spend the afternoon
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