Wednesday, May 10, 2023

A Day on the Water

Heading Out onto the Water
Manatee Pocket, Port Salerno, FL
May 9, 2023

Chris and I began and ended the day on the water.

The morning began boating the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW). It was our second solo boating adventure since being trained and certified. The ICW is a waterway that runs from near Boston all the way to Brownsville, Texas. And that means it runs around through our area the tip of Florida. It is the major waterway in our area connecting the entire coast. 

Jupiter Lighthouse from the Water
Loxahatchee River, Jupiter, FL
May 9, 2023
The day was bright, the winds calm, and the water was almost smooth as our trusty boat headed out of the marina. We planned a morning of cruising as we departed Port Salerno and headed south to Jupiter and the Loxahatchee River. By car the trip takes about 20 minutes, by boat it took over an hour. We wanted to see the places we drive past from the water. That included the multi-million dollar mansions on Jupiter Island.

There Used to be bridge there
US-1 Drawbridge over the Loxahatchee and ICW
Jupiter, FL
May 9, 2023

We made it to the Loxahatchee River in Jupiter along which we spend a lot of time. I wanted a picture of the lighthouse from the river and I also wanted to get an image of the reconstruction of the recently demolished US-1 drawbridge over the Loxahatchee and the ICW. I was amazed to count 8 cranes in the image. In addition Chris and I were able to find sites for future visits and of course we can continue exploring the Loxahatchee. But, from Port Salerno we are going to begin exploring north to Fort Pierce and more of the area along the ICW that is unfamiliar to us.

Fish Crow
Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL
May 9, 2023
To close out the day, we joined friends at Carlin Park for Happy Hour. It was an enjoyable ending to the day that began on the water. We had a few fish crows visit us while on the beach. They were competing with sanderlings for our attention. They are very big crows and very intelligent.

Closing out a day with friends on the beach enjoying Happy Hour and conversation; what could be better?

And what a day it was. 

-- Bob Doan, Tequesta, FL

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