Champ III: Going Places

The adventure starts here.

Miami to Pompano Beach – March 22, 2013

Well yesterday started as a nice sunny day, at least until we were away from the dock.  We were under way in time to make the 9:00 Venetian Causeway Bridge.  The cruise up thru Biscayne Bay was nice with plenty to see along the way.  Houses were not the big mansions you might imagine but some nice smaller ranch styles.

Traffic was really kind of light on the ICW, but it was Friday morning.  Once we got to north Miami the ICW necks down to really not more than about 200-300 yards wide and as we got close to Fort Lauderdale the larger buildings were all along the waterfront.  Lots and lots of traffic coming in off the ocean and in the Fort Lauderdale area.  Large Yachts waiting for the causeway bridges and not much room to get around them.

We arrived at the Lighthouse Point Yacht & Racquet Club (LPYRC) just before 2:00.  Very nice facility.  It is a private club that is accepting transients.  The staff is very friendly and goes out of their way to be helpfull.  There are not a lot of slips here but the boats are mostly in the 50 to 60 foot range.

They had a wedding and reception here last night.  It was filmed as part of cable channel TLC Program “4 Weddings”.  Lot of people around and they had the event out on the patio and the bride arrived on a yacht.  I doubt that we are in the background anywhere so you do not need to look for us.  We did not crash the event.

We took some more pictures of Bayside Marina, along the ICW and at LPYRC. The day got cloudier and cloudier but the rain held off until after midnight. The morning is clear and it is going to the mid 80’s today.