Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Life in Ft. Lauderdale
I haven't posted much over the last several months because I've only been in Ft. Lauderdale and didn't have regular internet access or enough interesting material to post. I have since joined a new boat and am currently up in Canada for the summer, so I'm digging back through my pictures to catch up. This is the view of the intercostal waterway from the 17th Street bridge. The building on the far right of the horizon is Bahia Mar, just one of many hotels along the beachfront.
The drawbridge on 17th Street goes up on the hour (and sometimes half hour).
I finally bought an iPhone and started taking pictures of daily life. This is the drive down the A1A along the beach, essentially right across the street from the boat.
This was the galley on the boat where I was eventually hired full time as crew cook/stewardess.
Thursday nights we usually wandered down the beach to Cafe del Mar to enjoy the live Spanish Guitar.
Took the TriRail to West Palm Beach on occasion.
Played skiiball and other cheesy fun games. I love skiiball!
Visited the casino where we had some very disappointing "Mexican" food and gambled our pocket change at the penny slots.
I took a bartending course, and this was the view out the back of the stripmall. There are waterways all over Ft. Lauderdale, earning it the name the Venice of America.
And these guys were everywhere! Actually, they seem to be all over Ft. Lauderdale.
For the Fourth, we watched the fireworks show from the beach. The lights in the distance are all of the boats that lined up to watch them from the water.