After a good night sleep, Oasis's crew were looking forward to their day trip to Fort Lauderdale. Oasis left Palm Beach Cannonsport Marina at 08:30 for the 45 mile trip south. The day was sunny with very calm waters for most of the day. Leaving Palm Beach Shores, Oasis sailed through some very nice places; West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Pompano Beach and also Fort Lauderdale. At those areas, there was a lot of wealth. Along the ocean, it's mostly resorts and condos while on the ICW, you see a lot of expensive residential property and many of them with a yacht parked in front of their mansion. The further south Oasis approached, the bigger the boats were. The crew couldn't take their eyes off those mega yachts, they were so impressive.
Closer to Fort Lauderdale, the boat traffic was heavier on the ICW maybe because it was a Saturday and also a long weekend, but there were definitely more boats than previously seen in other areas and boaters were enjoying the nice weather. (In United States, President's Day is always celebrated on the third Monday of February, so this was a long weekend for the US citizens.) To add to the excitement of today's trip (if you could call it excitement), was all the bridges Oasis had to go through! All 20 of them and all being bascule bridges. Only 3 of them opened on request, the rest Oasis had to wait for the openings. Thanks to the Captain's and Luc's good timing, Oasis was right on time for some openings while at other times, she had to wait for the bridge to open. Even though, it was a long and hectic sailing day on the ICW, the crew were all in good spirits, and when the First Mate found it overwhelming with the heavy boat traffic and the bridges being close together, she left things to the Captain and Luc to deal with and retreated herself to play with Alexia and Yanik. Besides, she just loved having them onboard and fortunate to be spending time with them.
After seven and a half hour of navigating, Oasis was finally docked at the Fort Lauderdale Hall of Fame Marina at 16:00. Once docked, the crew went to the Fort Lauderdale Boardwalk to do some sightseeing and to the beach to let Alexia and Yanik play in the sand for a while. Afterwards, the crew were getting hungry, so they looked for a place to eat and ended up at Bubba Gump Restaurant for dinner and after everyone was done eating, they proceeded back to Oasis for a good night sleep! Another good day for the happy cruisers!
Meduse, docked in Palm Beach is on the market for $34.5million. Look closely! She is carrying a large helicopter and she's 60.66 meters long.
Big City docked in West palm Beach. She is 141 ft. long. Available for charters. Anyone interested? It will cost you $233.000 at the lowest weekly rate!
The yacht right in the middle of the picture has an inflatable waterside/ play area on her port side. Now I'm sure Alexia and Yanik would love that!
Gallant Lady. She's for sale at $49.5 million. She's docked at her berth at Hillsboro beach.
Oasis is getting closer to her day trip.