Lake Worth, FL

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North Palm Beach condos and yachts line Lake Worth, FL.

Departing Vero Beach, FL, is a challenging aspect of cruising because Vero has everything a boater needs….BUT…we did press on and move down to the Lake Worth anchorage. Anyone who has driven a car to Florida recalls passing the PGA Boulevard exit. Well, that same PGA exit turns into the PGA Bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway at the Lake Worth anchorage.

This lake could hold at least 100 boats at anchor and provides a dinghy dock a few short blocks from a Publix grocery store. This lends itself to boaters who are waiting for a weather window to cross over to the Bahamas, only about 75 miles east of the inlet. Our plan this first trip south is to fully explore the Keys and the West Coast of Florida before heading over to the Bahamas in March and April. So, we dropped anchor in Lake Worth with a different perspective, we just needed a place to sleep and relax after the 64 mile run with SP Cruiser, Catspaw, Carey and Bobbi. This is the furthest south we have been on Island Spirit, so it was great to have experienced cruisers in the lead.

Tomorrow, both boats will pick up anchor and move on to Fort Lauderdale where we will explore that beautiful city from the anchorage at Lake Sylvia. I must say, this section of the ICW was very interesting and colorful with beautiful homes and large yachts. I am glad we did not miss this by going outside as we had planned.

Here are some photos of this section….with entertaining captions of what locals might say.

Look, we keep our small 80 footer docked behind our winter home…very nice!
We have our own sandy beach, powerboat and Caribbean home resort with palms…ahhhh

Come on, where is YOUR Hinckley Picnic jet boat? Ours is here, behind the home….$500K….check!
Yes, but we have our 58 footer lifted and dry sailed behind our home….Check that!

Wait… we have the corner lot with our 26′ DONZI and a 60 foot mega yacht….SCORE…

Our Good Friends Carey and Bobby show us the way south
SP Cruiser Catspaw with famous watch cat Tiller and stealthy hidden Heidi cats aboard
Finally, the ninth bridge of the day – the PGA Boulevard Bridge and we are safe in Lake Worth….ahhh

GOOGLE MAP of this Location

WOW…that was really an interesting section of the waterway, and I am glad to see our economy doing so well that people do not have to sell these homes. There were very few FOR SALE signs like in other areas up north. Looks like we are reaching the real 1% soon. Just wait until we see what’s next….Fort Lauderdale….

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