Saturday, April 18, 2015

First Trips on the Yacht - Location: New River and the ICW - Fort Lauderdale

In January 2015 we took our first trip with Scott our Yacht Broker who showed us the "ropes" (ok they are lines on a boat) and took these pictures. The boat was located in Ft. Lauderdale as the previous owner had brought the boat down to Florida from Boston in December. These pictures are of our first training voyages on the New River that runs through Ft. Lauderdale. The boat's name (from the previous owner is "Miss Fortune"). References below to the ICW are the IntraCoastal Waterway which runs inland from Miami all the way up to Norfolk/Portsmouth Virginia.

This is BillFish Marina located on the New River approximately 7 miles from downtown Fort Lauderdale. This is where our boat stayed for the winter of 2014-2015. Our boat is the second from the right that is facing you with the dark hull

Ken and Pat at the helm - taken on the ICW in Ft. Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Downtown Docks first pump out

Ken at the Helm  

Riding on the New River in Ft. Lauderdale

Ok now what do I do with this line?

Pat at the helm
This is our boat Miss Fortune at Ft. Lauderdale Downtown Docks.

Here we are at Bahia Mar a Marina on the ICW in Ft. Lauderdale.
This is our cousin Jan with us on the beach at Ft. Lauderdale - where else would Jan be?