Sunday, March 13, 2011

Atlantic ICW



The weather forecast 20k from the north today and tomorrow. If I stay close to shore on the Atlantic side all should be well. As the day went on the weather got much better. At Tavernier I crossed back onto the Florida Bay side to pick up ICW mile marker 1150. The water was like glass on into Biscayne Bay. At Elliott Key Harbor there is a very nice federal park with boat docks, showers, picnic tables and camping site.


With Golden Age card dockage is only $7.50 for the night. Their was a group of about 10 people that had come in to spend the week-end camping and fishing. The place is only accessible by water.



Underway at 0730. By 1030 the Miami skyline was well in view.


I continued on until Pompano Beach and settled in at the Houston Restaurant right on the ICW. This is a up scale place with very good food and two full time dock boys that did nothing but assist boaters. While I was there a 90 footer came in for dinner. This thing had a full time crew of five. Captain, first mate, steward, chef and engineer. There was a 2 hour wait to get served but that was fine with me because I was enjoying their dock.

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