Captains Mike and Maura Mulcahy have had a wonderful, quiet southern migration until the last two stops, see http://cruisersnet.net/?p=127292 and the report below. Our tall masted readers are sure to enjoy this latest episode of the Mo and Mike saga. Lake Sylvia lies to the south, southeast of marker #13, itself just south of huge Bahia Mar Marina.
Update – we BASHED out of the Palm Beach Inlet in heavy swells two days ago – headed south into what we read were to be 2/4 ‘ waves and 12-15 kt winds… WRONGO! We had 6-8 EASY and 17-22 kt winds. The winds were great but the occasional 9′ swell/wave on our port after quarter were nasty! Some friends said the gulf stream is real close / narrow here and we may have encountered it. It was a bumpy arse ride for 9 hours. Not pleasant. Our water pump crapped out just as we approached Port of Everglades inlet. We were sailing just fine – closer to sure and the waves subsided. However, we did call TowBoat US (Mike’s a TowBoat US Captain) and they were kind enough to tow us to Lake Sylvia – Sylvia Lake. You have to hug the seawall to the north to get in but once you are in here it’s wonderful. 7-10’ depths. Nice protection (especially for this week as we are holing up here til Sat/Sun). We are one of 6 sailboats here. Quiet so far aside from a party in one of the mansions ashore last night which ended early.
Nice thing about this anchorage – we can dingy to the Southport Raw Bar in 15 minutes. Anchor our dingy and hit up a Winn Dixie, Walgreens and there is also a couple nail/hair salons and a dry cleaner. Not sure if it’s a laundromat also. Southport Raw Bar DOES NOT ALLOW DOGS ANYMORE. Girl there said a wait staffer had been bitten… stinks! :-((
For $20 we can head North to the City Marina and do laundry, showers, wifi etc. or we can check out the Cabana Club nearby where Mike just walked the dogs today.
Ok, that’s the report so far. Finally recovering from the 9 hour beating. Guess I’m a wimpy sailor – we were safe, just stressful and physically demanding.