Palm Beach Gardens

We had an uneventful but pleasant cruise from Vero to Palm Beach Wednesday. The ICW winds through some of the most pricey real estate of the entire east coast, beautiful homes along the canal, impeccably landscaped and a variety of architectural styles. Many of the homes are in the multi-million dollar range, and each time we travel this route we’re just flabbergasted by the preponderance of these mammoth homes along the waterway, one after another in what looks like a seemingly endless pissing contest where the rich and famous try to one-up their neighbors for bragging rights to  the biggest house on the ditch! They are fun to look at, and imagine the staff that works hard to keep them looking so spectacular!

We arrived in Palm Beach Gardens, to the north of West Palm. We had received a note from Richard, a fellow Selene owner (Cronulla) who was following our travels on the blog. We spent time with Richard and Heather in Nova Scotia this summer, and he mentioned that he has a slip in the Lake Worth area. His note reminded us that his slip is empty and available for use for the asking. So we made that our destination, and stayed two nights in the slip, compliments of our friend, and prince of a guy, Richard. Thanks, Richard for the hospitality!

The small marina is adjacent to a beautiful gated community where we strolled in the evening. It was a wonderful stopover, since the weather was chilly enough to warrant having some heat running, and our guests as well as crew appreciated being cozy and tied in a slip.  Travel to stores requires a bike ride or car, but we were comfortable staying in the slip and just relaxing on the boat. We enjoyed a few tense games of Scrabble, and our guests caught up on some reading and stress-reduction therapy.

We departed Friday morning, bound for Ft. Lauderdale.

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