With engine problems solved we had a beautiful day through the Upper Keys and into Biscayne Bay to Homestead. We had some company that day which has not been uncommon on the trip. Dolphins love to play alongside slow moving boats
From Homestead we finally made it across Biscayne Bay and past Miami and its craziness on a beautiful Saturday to Ft Lauderdale
We had decided to tie up at a marina on the New River, which put us right in the center of Ft Lauderdale downtown in the middle of spring break!
There is plenty of deep water in the river, but so many BIG, BIG BOATS and bridges to go under that John was pretty stressed by the time we docked. Of course a huge piling next to the boat breaking off in his arms didn't help.
We met our first "Loopers" and had docktails that evening. They recognized us as "Looopers" even though we hadn't put out our AGLCA burgee yet. Another custom is for boats to have calling cards to distribute when they meet so I had to hurry up and make some that evening.
Sunday, I took off for Louis' wedding in Hong Kong and John settled into marina life with a long list of "to dos" on the boat