Quick Overview of
Our Stay in Ft.Lauderdale
Feb 18: Arrived Las Olas Marina
Feb 20: Moved Shibumi from Las Olas Marina to Isle of Venice
Feb 21: Jill's first city bus ride; dockside cook-out
Feb 22: Rode dinghy around the canals
Feb 25: Jan climbs the mast of Superstar
Feb 26: Began autopilot project; Hosted dinner aboard Shibumi
Feb 27: Bus ride and boat shoe shopping
Feb 28: Trip to post office with Irv and Jayne. We finally get some mail.
Feb 29: Meeting the neighbors; Walked to beach
Mar 01: watched video: Captain Ron
Mar 02: Continued autopilot project; Launched tender to Superstar
Mar 03: Wireless modem went on the blink; Pot luck dinner; Dropped cell phone in canal
Mar 05: Dinner at Casablanca with Irv and Jayne
Mar 06: Breakfast at the Bahia Cabana: Shopping at Sawgrass Mall; Visit to Internet Cafe; Scouted out the boatyard that Shibumi will be hauled out of the water for depth sounder and speend sensor fittings; Cleaned the bottom of the Porta-Bote; Sailing vessels Karaya and Superstar departed for the Bahamas
Mar 09: Moved Shibumi to Playboy Marine; Replaced speed log and depth sounder
Mar 11: Mishap at pump-out station; Dinner at the Jade Palace
Mar 12: Myles Whitt worked on autopilot; Dinner with Geoff and Ann at Sangaela's dock.
Mar 13: Cleaned bilges - disconnected the shower bilge box that Pete had contructed; Lunch along the New River; IMAX Movie: Intl Space Station
Mar 14: Re-arranged cockpit lazarrettes; Met Stanley Williams a Brother from St. Lucia. We talked boats and about his travels aboard sailboats that he has delivered for people as captain... his life in St. Lucia as a Rassdafarian in the mountains and his coming trip to BVI with Jeff and Carolee aboard Contessa.... He is to paint Shibumi's deck when he gets back...
Mar 17: Steve Silverman helped me replace stanchion; Boris did the carpentry work above refridgerator unit to help us reach the stanchion; Dinner at Aruba with Jeff, Carolee and Stanley; Late night discussion at pool: Terry, Cliff, John and others. Started with the movie "Passion of the Christ" and moved to politics.
Mar 19: Styxx Concert at Gulfsteam Park with Carolee, Jeff, Stanley, Jill and Harry. Bet on races conducted at Santa Anita. Didn't win a thing. Carolee won $8.40.
Mar 21: First day of the spring season. We all help move the sailing vessel Vixen.
Mar 24: Stanley Williams' mother passed away this morning in London
Mar 28: Carolee and Jeff from Contessa cook ribs on the poolside grill for everyone.
Mar 29: Sailed from Ft. Lauderdale for Dinner Key south of Miami