New Aero-Aquatic Travel Option
We approached the inlet at Port Everglades just at noon and passed through into the harbor. After refueling we made our way up to the New River. There were hundreds of boats in here too! Evidently it was the day for the parade of lights contest and show. There were boats of all kinds decorated with Xmas lights etc and corporate logos. One even had an airplane mounted on a barge. Kelly will post some of her pictures I'm sure.
Here Comes Santa Claus
As we moved upstream the waterway became quite narrow (about 100 feet at most) with all kinds of waterfront development. At the same time small push boats were maneuvering a gigantic sailboat of at least 75 feet upriver because apparently it was too large to motor under its own power. There was a large three decked tour boat of about the same length and at least 30' in the beam being pushed upstream too. All this plus dozens of smaller vessels of various sizes were darting in and out of the line of northbound boats. The whole process took us about an hour or so to go less than two miles. We passed through several bascule bridges and finally arrived at our slip.
Captain John was at the slip as promised to help us with lines etc and Susan the property owner was there as well. TOYS was finally at her home for the winter after over a thousand miles and ten days underway. All in all it was a great trip and captain & crew enjoyed the experience.
Sailboat Getting a Helping Hand
One Size Fits All
I will be publishing a new blog to chronicle Toys adventures when her owner and guests take trips aboard this great boat.