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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Manatee Pocket to Lake Sylvia, Fort Lauderdale Mile 1065

Anchor up at 0810hrs on a bright but cold morning. Similar day to yesterday - passed through 14 bridges which opened on different schedules causing us to either motorsail flat out or turn motor off and potter under sail only between them.

Spacing between houses is getting smaller so land prices must be getting higher. We understand that multimillion dollar houses here are pulled down to build even more grandiose mansions. Many mega motor yachts lining the waterway. As we approached Fort Lauderdale , the number of highrise apartment blocks increased.

Caught a glimpse of the whale like tail of a Manatee but not the body.

This was our last full day on the ICW - between here and Miami there is a 56 foot fixed bridge so we have to go out to sea for the last leg.

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