Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Feb 6, Day 9 Monday, Fort Lauderdale

This was my second day on the water. Joined by Larry and Marsha from Nashville, we cruised all around the Intracostal Waterway and New River on the Yellow Water Taxi. It's a good deal. For $17 each you can get on and off at any stop all day long. The boat is an interesting design as it is a diesel-electric hybrid. The diesel generator runs all the time charging batteries and the propulsion engine is electric. The steering wheel can rotate the propeller in any direction and a single lever controls engine speed. The boat docks to let passengers on an off at right angles to the seawall. The engine is then left running slowly to keep the boat firmly against the seawall. The boat is quiet and very maneuverable. Our first stop was in downtown Fort Lauderdale where we had lunch at the excellent La Bonne Crepe. 

The restaurant offered a large number of different crepes stuffed with all kinds of meat and vegetables. Each was very good but the photo I took didn't make my crepe look very good so I am not showing it. I did show the desert I had at our last stop. The most impressive boat we saw was the 276 ft Seven Seas belonging to movie director Steven Spielberg according to the taxi driver. It is #39 on the list of the largest mega yachts. We also passed by the "white house" owned by the man who invented the clutch for the automobile air conditioner. Tomorrow we re-position to a Broward County park, Easterlin, close to a Greek Restaurant we will visit tomorrow with Jeff and Marla.

Posted on 02/07/2012 4:17 AM by Bob Duthie
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