Florida ICW Cruising: It’s Really Hot

2 Aug

It’s hot out here! Imagine that – Florida in the summer!

We spent almost a week anchored north of the Las Olas Bridge in Fort Lauderdale. Rachel’s Aunt took delivery of our sailrite binimi kit and brought it with her when she came over one night for dinner (thanks Stacie)! We spent the next 3 days building the frame, patterning the binimi, and sewing the thing up. It turned out fantastic and now we have a refuge from the unrelenting sun during the day.

We got in contact with Pam Wall during our stay in Fort Lauderdale and ended up rafting up at her dock that’s right off the ICW. Pam was a fantastic host – taking us around to Trader Joe’s, West Marine and giving us a tour of Fort Lauderdale that even included a mango hunt! We were touched by how welcoming she was to us for only having just met. We look forward to seeing her in Annapolis this fall.

After saying goodbye to Pam and fueling up the boat, we headed north on the ICW. This stretch of the ICW has a ton of bascule bridges that usually open on the hour and the half hour, or the 15 and 45. Rachel enjoyed calling the bridges and talking to the tenders. Trying to time all the openings kept us busy for the first two days on our ICW trip.

As I type this we are anchored in the middle of the Indian River just south of the Kennedy Space center. We’re seeing more of Rachel’s family that are in the area and soaking up the internet, AC and nice pool. From here we plan to continue up the ICW at least until Jacksonville. From there we may jump from the Jacksonville inlet to Charleston if the wind and weather are conducive to a nice trip.

-LC

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This article was syndicated from Cruising – Beautiful Crazy Happiness

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