Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for North Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Apr 5, 2016 - Moving north...sort of on the way home.

I’m behind a little on postings. The last one was about our trip from the west coast of Florida to Channel 5 (Lower Matecombe Key) in the Florida Keys. Our afternoon and evening at Channel 5 were just wonderful. The next morning we motored under the 65’ bridge and into Hawk’s Channel where we put sails out and had a lovely sail to just past Rodriguez Key. The wind died at that point. It was only 1130 and we weren’t ready to stop for the day, so we started the motor, put the sails away and continued on to Key Biscayne. We anchored off the...

Jump to full entry

Dec 23, 2015 - Happy Holidays from Old Port Cove Marina

We have been tied up to the dock in Old Port Cove Marina for over a month and a half. We had beautiful, sunny days with light to brisk for the first few weeks. The last three weeks have had REALLY windy (close to 20 knot winds pretty continuously but gusts to 30-40 quite frequently) weather with storms flying through. Even with the winds, the daytime temperatures have been in the 70’s and 80’s. I think we have worn light jackets once or twice. No complaints about the weather. Lots of chores have been completed. The tachometer is repaired;...

Jump to full entry

Nov 6, 2015 - Arrived in North Palm Beach yesterday!

We arrived in Old Port Cove Marina, North Palm Beach yesterday in the early afternoon. The trip from Ft. Pierce on the ICW was without incident. The wind was blowing hard enough that there were white caps in the ICW which just verified that the ocean would have been a rough ride had we chosen to go there. As we passed St. Lucie inlet, we saw a barge and work boats raising a partially sunken 60 foot boat that had run aground and was leaking diesel fuel. The evening news reported the event; it isn’t something you see often. We scraped under...

Jump to full entry

Feb 7, 2015 - We've been in North Palm Beach a little longer than planned.

At the time of our last posting, we planned to stay in Old Port Cove Marina for the month of January. Here we are at the end of the first week of February and we are still here. One of the joys of being here in North Palm Beach is that our good friends, Joan and Chad, are in a condo for the winter in Juno Beach which is right up the road. Since they are familiar with this area, they have introduced us to many of the really fabulous and fun restaurants…not to mention having us to their condo for the Super Bowl and meals. We went to dinner...

Jump to full entry

Dec 30, 2014 - Happy New Year--and a change in plans

We send you Happy New Year best wishes. Celebrate! Enjoy yourselves! And after the party, recover and have the best year ever. We will celebrate quietly and early. We’ll go to dinner with Joan and Chad who will have just returned to FL from their home in VA. They have made reservations (2030 was the earliest available) at a restaurant they like and that will be new to us. Since dinner will be so late, we’ll return home and probably be asleep when 2015 rings in. Our original plan was to leave on January 1 to head to Miami and then the...

Jump to full entry

Dec 23, 2014 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Florida

This has been another enjoyable week. The weather has been gorgeous with blue skies and comfortable temperatures in the high 70’s and low 80’s. We drove to Ft. Myer’s Beach on the west coast to visit long-time friends, Kay and Ken Olinger. Kay and Ken took us down to Naples (we had never been there) and showed us around that beautiful town. In the course of our stay we ate at some charming, fun restaurants, plus Kay made us a fantastic breakfast. We even saw manatees in the canal at their condo. We had the girls stay on the boat this...

Jump to full entry

Dec 14, 2014 - Colder in North Palm Beach

This week brought one big change. It got cold…of course that is relative. It has been in the mid 60’s to low 70’s during the day with strong wind some days and it has been into the 40’s a couple of nights and 50’s the others. Our air-conditioning is reverse cycle so it is also our heat. Well, the only one that heats reliably died this week. The specialist who looked at it said it would cost $1000 to test the 15 year-old system with no guarantees that it could be repaired…or $2000+ to install a new one. Therefore, for Christmas…and our 50th...

Jump to full entry

Dec 5, 2014 - Still in North Palm Beach

This has been a mostly quiet week, until the last few days. We have done boat chores (cleaning the mustache off the bow, polishing the fiberglass, getting the anchor chain unwound, cleaning the interior, replacing a faulty GFI, working on the AIS) and people chores (checking financial stuff, laundry). We have walked to West Marine several times to pick up things so were can get boat chores completed. The fun part has been having some company. Freddy came up and joined us for dinner on Monday. Dot and Bob Julian from Hampton arrived on...

Jump to full entry

Nov 28, 2014 - Had a unique Thanksgiving, have moved on to Palm Beach, FL

Our stay in Stuart was good. The marina is lovely. It is well maintained and well managed. We didn’t explore the town because the first afternoon was rainy and windy and Thanksgiving morning was cold and we were lazy. Also, Angus Hines came over and visited us on Southerly. We did have another Thanksgiving first for us—we ate outdoors overlooking the marina. The pot luck Thanksgiving meal was delicious. And we enjoyed the company of friends, Jan and Mark. This morning we awoke to a strong wind and discussed staying in Stuart. But we...

Jump to full entry


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com