Saturday, February 23, 2013

"Champagne wishes, and caviar dreams!" ~ Robin Leach

Recently, Bruce and I did a day trip to Ft. Lauderdale.  What an experience!  It would seem as though Ft. Lauderdale is the birthplace of yachts.  There are thousands of them - at several million a pop. We figure that there are billions of dollars worth of floating real estate, to say nothing of the mansions along the water. Canals, just  like streets, had yachts parked along them - everywhere.  We walked around a bit, and also did a water tour.  I will share pictures, with the occasional note underneath.

~ manatee tale ~

~ many of the larger yachts have their own crew - working 24/7 on upkeep ~

~ manatee cow and calf  ~

~ we ended our day with plate of conch fritters ~
Back to living the life of mere mortals - which suits me just fine!


  1. Wow, what a place! Although, the houses look almost surreal. Like there is no one really living in them, the yachts, too. All so bright and clean and somehow lifeless. Difficult to describe though. But I can imagine it's very nice to visit this place!

  2. In truth - most of the yachts, and most of the mansions are uninhabited most of the time. Surreal is a good way to describe it!

  3. I love conch fritters, but I'd love them even more if I ate them aboard any of those yachts. What a fabulous day you must have had!

  4. Bruce must be very proud of his catch! How is he going to get it home? lol

    1. We'll just strap it to the top of the car!

  5. Wow, but not my cup of tea at all. For that kind of money I will take a castle in Ireland thank you. I bet it was fun though checking it all out. Clarice

  6. Fun to read the comments since thought many of the same things. Interesting to think of the industry and money involved in just the running, maintaining, guarding, etc. of each. Another world. Favorite pictures were the last two!

  7. The last two are my favorite as well - my husband and food!