The Intercoastal, Fort Lauderdale
For a sailboat, the ICW in Fort Lauderdale is a nightmare of low bridges with insane schedules and killer currents sweeping you inexorably into the bridge which will not open for another 10 minutes to an hour, and crazed power boaters skittering around making irresponsible wakes.
Fondest memory: You can see everything from a topless young girl making love with her boyfriend (or presumably he is a friend) to sumptuous boats moored in front of houses on the canals. (Although for really expensive boats and houses, Lake Worth makes better viewing).
This statue of a third finger salute is on the ICW at the property of the owner of "Screw" magazine.
I took the picture before I knew who it belonged to - I just couldn't believe it when I saw it. It's a little off center because it took me a couple of seconds to get the camera out. Someone else's picture of it is at:
Artsy Fartsy on the ICW
Drive around through the suburbs and enjoy the way people live here (even if you know that you'll never be one of them (-: It is just a pleasure to look at the many kinds of boats and dream of a trip in them. Fort Lauderdale is friendly and the people here are quiet open and happy. You notice it in the malls or in an average restaurant, bar or café. A complete difference with the atmosphere in West Palm beach, but the minimum speedlimit there should have already told me enough. As if they wanted to say 'move on, go away, this is our property.'
Fondest memory: Well, 'fondest' I wouldn't say, but unforgetable 'yes'. In a 'subway'-sandwich-bar I ordered a few subs. One of them was my chicken-sandwich and when the man behind the counter started calling out the ready subs and came to mine I answered loudly in a crowded place: 'Yes, here, I am the chicken!' Immediately I realised what I just said in plane American and with all the strange faces pointed at me ... well, I could sink deep into the swamp of the Everglades (-;
Fort Lauderdale es un lugar soñado para disfrutar de las vacaciones. Situado en la Costa Dorada de La Florida y con una importante infraestructura tirísitica y singulares atractivos como los típicos barcos-taxis, es un destino reservado a aquellos que buscan un sitio diferente de lo conocido.
La capital del condado de Broward, a mitad de camino entre Miami y Palm Beach, es una alternativa válida para los que se sienten atraídos por el clima de La Florida.
Los 28 municipios que constituyen Fort Lauderdale y sus alrededores, exhiben todo el repertorio de oportunidades turísticas, además de la playa y el clima que son sus famosos atractivos, pero no los únicos.
Además de sus 37 kilómetros de playa, se encuentra el mayor pantanal de los Estado Unidos, mas conocido como Los Everglades.
Las compras, las costas, el fonde del océano, la gastronomía, los museos o los festivales son las principales ofertas en toda el área.
Favorite thing: Honeycombed by rivers, bays, inlets and canals, Fort Lauderdale is a city of islands, where the boat rivals the car as a mode of transportation. 1/10 of the city surface is water.
Take a boat trip down the intercoastal and the New River
Fondest memory: We have the most beautiful skies, and also the greenery year round is wonderful.