12/14 Thursday It is warmer and sunnier. As we cruised along, we not only saw dolphins, but also manatees. Getting pictures of dolphin is hard but trying to get pictures of manatees is impossible. You can see concentric circles where the manatees break the water to breathe. Manatees do not really let their heads protrude, just their nostrils. We did see a research vessel taking dolphin photos with long lenses.
Although more of Florida is built up along the waterway, there are still miles and miles where the marshes and mangroves are undisturbed.
Finally, we arrived in Lake Worth. We pulled into Old Port Cove Marina. This will be where the Hydrophilic stays until after our travels for Christmas. We will then cross to the Bahamas. Our Hydrophilic has never looked so small. Here is the Nicole Evelyn on the other side of the same pier we are on. It is an 87 foot Hatteras owned by man in NJ who owns a recycling company. It takes a crew of 7 and has room for 10 passengers on board. You can rent it for a week during the winter for $950,000. That does not include expenses!
This is a very nice marina with a restaurant on site, a nice gym, and all the other amenities.
12/15 It was a busy day. John washed the boat. I went to the gym and did a workout from Assertive Fitness. We saw the contrail of the SpaceX launch to the Space Station even this far away from the Space Center.
There was another tow filled with sunken vessels that have been pulled from the waters.