A Little Dinner Cruise

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    Jun 11, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    As a delayed birthday gift for me, because of scheduling issues, I & my partner were taken on a dinner cruise last night, on the Intracoastal Waterway here in south Florida. The Intracoastal runs parallel to the Atlantic Ocean, and technically runs up much of the US East Coast, though in many places it's not protected by barrier islands as we have here.

    These dinner cruises are quite common & popular, and I'd suggest looking into one during any visit down here, a nice way to get a water view of the many lovely homes, and to realize how very much like Venice it is in south Florida. If you just drove a car on the roads you'd never guess how many rivers & canals are really everywhere.

    In fact, there's also a monthly gay cruise from Fort Lauderdale, that Mark of http://jumponmarkslist.com/ and Mark's List magazine runs. He often attends them himself, with our good friend "Pompano Bill" taking your photo for the social section of the weekly magazine if you wish, and other friends of ours MC'ing and entertaining.

    Here are just a few pics. Most of the others I took included recognizable people, and I couldn't violate their privacy with an online posting.

    The main dining salon, before dinner. There was another deck above this one. This boat was the "Lady DelRay."

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    The stern on the main deck, where I sat for cocktails. The Intracoastal is quite broad at this point.

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    Drawbridges are common on the Intracoastal, as seen from the dining salon.

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    Jun 11, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    Is that the 826 drawbridge with Waterclub on the other side?
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    Jun 11, 2011 3:13 PM GMT
    Great pics Art
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    Jun 11, 2011 3:20 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIs that the 826 drawbridge with Waterclub on the other side?

    I don't think so, I believe we were north of it, but honestly I don't know, wasn't watching that closely, Paul, nor recognize things well enough from the water. And we were eating at this point.

    BTW, per my point earlier above, as I know that YOU know, from an aerial perspective, how much the south Florida area is like Venice, is it not? Water everywhere.
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    Jun 11, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    That sounds delightful. Fort Lauderdale is very much like Venice.
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    Jun 11, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
    antelope saidThat sounds delightful. Fort Lauderdale is very much like Venice.

    Indeed it is. You both come down here and we will try to advise you, and host you, should you like such assistance.
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    Jun 11, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    You cruise, you......
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    Jun 11, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    Wow, very nice.
    People don't treat themselves to something really nice, like this, often enough.
    I've been on numerous ocean cruises, but never on a smaller boat, like this one.
    What a perfect way to spend an evening.
    Great pictures, too.
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    Jun 11, 2011 10:20 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidWow, very nice.
    People don't treat themselves to something really nice, like this, often enough.
    I've been on numerous ocean cruises, but never on a smaller boat, like this one.
    What a perfect way to spend an evening.
    Great pictures, too.

    Thank you. I wish I could show you more, but the privacy of the people in the pics I took precludes that.

    But you can see some pics of this particular cruise line here (and you can Google others in this area, including the gay one I mentioned & linked above):

    http://www.delraybeachcruises.com/
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    Jun 12, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidYou cruise, you.

    Now thats funny........
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    Jun 12, 2011 3:47 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    BTW, per my point earlier above, as I know that YOU know, from an aerial perspective, how much the south Florida area is like Venice, is it not? Water everywhere.
    Good question...never been to Venice. icon_lol.gif
    But yeah, I've been striving to be able to buy waterfront property so I can get around easier...by boat...canals everywhere. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 12, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said... our good friend "Pompano Bill" taking your photo ...


    Oh my gosh! I remember having my picture taken by Pompano Bill!
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    Jun 12, 2011 4:24 AM GMT
    Art_Deco, all you do is travel and relax all the damn time.

    i am soo jealous. i hate you.
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    Jun 12, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    Seriously Art_Deco how do you afford all these nice things?!

    You gotta teach me the secret.


    TheGuyNextDoor said
    Iceblink saidYou cruise, you......

    Now now,,,, apparently these days... "You Cruise.. You Eat Dinner!"


    LOLOLOLOL