Arrival Hollywood

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It took us 4 days of moving to get to Hollywood, FL

We are going to HOLLYWOOD ….. Florida …. that is, and you ask WHY? Because we are meeting Radeen’s Sister and Brother-in-Law who are flying out from NM to a timeshare on the beach here. We have moved the boat from Marathon in the Keys to Miami and then north up the ICW 15 miles to Hollywood.

Yes, this is back tracking but we had planned to return to Miami after our Keys visit to continue to learn about the beauty of Biscayne Bay sailing. So, the only back tracking is the 15 miles north of Miami to Hollywood. Now we are docked in the Hollywood City Marina where we will have a rental car and spend the week together exploring this fabulous coast and the great towns centered around here.

The Venetian Causeway East Lift Bridge 

On our way from Marathon to Hollywood, we enjoyed anchorages off Key Biscayne and Miami Beach. We transited the Venetian Causeway Lift Bridge East near Miami Beach and learned how to exit and enter this area from the north side. We spent two nights anchored off Belle Island and took the dinghy into Collins Canal, where we walked to Lincoln Road outdoor mall and took in the movie “Lincoln.” The peace of living on anchor at Miami Beach is really great. We enjoyed sunsets over Miami to our west and the bright lights of SOBE to our east. The holding is great, with 10 feet of depth,  a sandy bottom and little current. What a joy to anchor off Miami Beach, one of our new favorite spots. Now it is time to discover Hollywood Florida with its famous boardwalk and all the town has to offer.

Photos of this section….

We waved to the passengers on their balconies!

Due to construction, we waited nearly two hours for the Dodge Island Bridge to open!.

Vessel “Fountainhead” on Miami’s cruise ship dock.
This Super Yacht is Owned by MARK CUBAN !
88 meters long and priced at $88,000,000 to $120,000.000 USD

A new 62 foot Power Cat motors north off South Beach at sunset.

The 79th Street Causeway Bridge opened just for us!

The Sunny Isles Bridge is a double bascule.
Vessels are instructed by the bridge tender to wait until all lifts are fully raised. 

Hallandale is a contrast of old and new, large and small!

The more we learn about South Florida boating in the winter time, the more it becomes a new favorite, due to the availability of anchorages and sailing in Biscayne Bay. The great cities and towns are even better than we expected!

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