Fort Lauderdale and beyond


Lights from the Las Olas Bridge. Fun watching all the big boats with their Christmas decorations playing their Christmas music. It’s like our own boat parade!

Hi All!

When you go to Fort Lauderdale along the ICW, you need to go through many opening bridges that are timed.  It is always questionable if we will make it on time since we go so slow and if the tide is against us it makes it a challenge!

We normally anchor in Lake Silvia.  It is a very popular anchorage and was full.  There are not many places to anchor in Fort Lauderdale.  Luckily for us, Las Olas Marina had mooring balls available at a pricey $42.50.  The mooring balls are not convenient to the grocery stores and West Marine.

We can dinghy to the Southport Raw Bar and pay $10 for a dinghy fee.  They are close to everything we need.  The raw bar lets you use the $10 fee against food and beverage.  Needless to say, you have to have a snack after shopping!

Had a fun time but we need to move on to Miami and start looking for a weather window to cross the gulf stream to Bimini.

Below is a few photos of the Christmas lights in our anchorage.  Hope you enjoy them!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cathie on s/v INTERLUDE.  OUT.


Christmas lights in the anchorage. Makes it feel very festive!




More Christmas lights in the anchorage. Strange to see palm trees as the Christmas Tree of choice. Very pretty!


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