26 34.419 N 080 02.797 W
We are traversing the last remaining stretch of the ICW thst we have never seen before. That is the stretch between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale.
Looking at nighttime satellite pictures we know thst this is one of the most populated areas in the USA. Cruisers call this it The Canyon, referring to the high rise buildings flanking the waterway. Looking at my cruising guide, it seems like we must pass 35 bridges in the next 35 miles; each with opening time restrictions.
But, there is a positive side too. There is always a bit of thrill exploring places you have never seen before.
In any event, it looks like the weather will not settle down until Monday.
Our social hopes are Also melting away. Beverly is in Jamacia this week. Al may have a hard time meeting us. and Randy is in Brazil. A great topic for a future blog post would be the difficulty of socializing with friends who live by calendars and obligations, whereas cruisers live by weather and who resist planning more than 6 hours in advance.