Sunday, December 3, 2017

Burning Bridges

We started our morning with the usual pot of coffee but minus anything to eat.  But only for a while.  We found a breakfast cafe called Sara's Kitchen within walking distance from the bridge where we leave our dinghy Jazzy tied.  Sara's Kitchen specializes in all kinds of homemade pancakes, waffles and omelettes.  It took us a while to decide what to order since everything sounded so good.  But, we did decide and I got a waffle with two eggs over easy and bacon and Meg got a "healthy" omelette.   It was a good thing we got there early because it soon filled up with standing room only by the time we left.  A short ride back to Viridian and we were making our way South once again.

This passage took us through the West Palm Beach area where we burned through drawbridges every 15 minutes all the way through, (actually this was very slow going). The houses along West Palm Beach and South Palm Beach were spectacular.  We looked for Rush Limbaugh's estate but not sure we spotted it for certain.  The boat traffic was heavy and we rocked and rolled all the way down to our first anchorage location only to find it was too shallow for Viridian.

Continuing South on Lake Worth Lagoon we found a wide spot in the AICW on the Eastern side in front of several huge houses where we dropped our anchor in 8 feet of water at low tide and shut down the engine.  Scoping out the area we noticed a boat ramp directly across the AICW and decided to go exploring, for food!  Jazzy was boarded and rowed across the canal and secured to a tree by the ramp.  After a two block walk we found a dive called the Surf Shack Subs where you order through a window and eat under a tiki hut outside.  I got a Cuban Sub and Meg got a "healthy" smoothie, seeing a pattern here?  I confess after we got back to the boat, I made peanut butter cookies and had a few :-/  After finishing off the delicious meal we stopped by Walgreens and picked up a few things then went back across the canal to Viridian.  We are finding marina's with no vacancy and some further South with no pump-out capability due to the hurricane.  Time to hold up and rethink our cruise plan.

Not so many photos today as it was wall to wall mega-mansions/boats and bridges, but here are a few views from Viridian today.

That's the news and here's the views:

We are here

Today's Passage

Bird's Eye (red line)

 I got this idea from Rick Vicars, captain of Moni Jean.  The bronze snap latches make docking Jazzy much easier.  Once docked we attach with the Snap Davit on the dinghy for hauling it up.

 One of the many bridges we burned through today

 One of the houses surrounding our anchorage

With the moon

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