Saturday (4-30-16) was a beauty for boating. George and Mary Pat joined us for a cruise down the busy New River and ICW. The river never fails to deliver some interesting sights.

The super yachts are back in mass to get shined up and overhauled for their change from wintering in the Caribbean to the northern waters.

The super yachts are back in mass to get shined up and overhauled for their change from wintering in the Caribbean to summer months on northern waters.

Perching on scaffolding is precarious enough without having to ride out waves on the water.

Perching on scaffolding is precarious enough without having to ride out waves on the water.

I can't help but think if a train really is coming, it's in for a huge surprise. Imagine telling your insurance company your boat got hit by a train!

I can’t help but think,  “if a train really is coming, it’s in for a huge surprise.” Imagine telling your insurance company your boat got hit by a train!

I sat next to Mr. William Muller at the bar in the Downtowner for Bloody Maries and breakfast. He informed me that he once told a stranger named "Jim" to get out of his seat at the bar many years ago. The stranger was Jimmy Buffett.

I sat next to Mr. William Muller at the bar in the Downtowner for Bloody Marys and breakfast. He informed me that he once told a stranger named “Jim” to get out of his seat at the bar many years ago. The stranger was Jimmy Buffett. It turned out Mr. Muller had a lot to tell during breakfast.

George took advantage of the spy deck atop LyonsRoar. It is the best view on the boat.

George took advantage of the spy deck atop LyonsRoar. It is the best view on the boat.

There are lots of very cool houses on the water in Ft. Lauderdale. Even kids' houses are luxurious.

There are lots of very cool houses on the water in Ft. Lauderdale. Even kids’ houses are luxurious.

The spring tides will only get higher in the next few months. You have to pay attention to how you tie up your boat.

The spring tides will only get higher in the next few months. You have to pay attention to how you tie up your boat.

Even this guy wanted to see all he could along the river on such a fine day for cruising.

Even this guy wanted to see all he could along the river on such a fine day for cruising.

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