After 6 years in the Keys, we felt a need to explore. We headed north. Our first sojourn was along the Treasure Coast of Florida. This is a piece of heaven that runs from Palm Beach (home to the rich and famous) all the way north to Vero Beach. The first marina we stopped at was the Ft Pierce City Marina. (I think you can click on any of these pics to enlarge...if you desire.)
Following are some pics of this clean, comfortable and boater-friendly place.
The next pic shows our slip before we slipped in it.
The next pic shows the view from our aft deck.
The next pic shows the view from over the bow. Showers and laundry at our doorstep. I was spoiled!
Our car was just a few feet from the boat. Not always the case in a larger marina.
Next you see Carpe Diem "snugged in" for a few weeks. I mean that literally. Our boat has a 13.5' beam, and the pilings were 14' apart! Tight fit.
Home Sweet Home.
The Tiki Hut Restaurant here was fabulous. The marina has another tiki bar right on the docks. These tiki huts are made of palm thatches and can only be built by the Seminole Indians. They are waterproof and the roof will last at least 10 years.
It's quite a status symbol here to have an authentic tiki hut in your back yard.
Palm trees everywhere. Do you know what that means? NO SNOW here!
This is the marina river-walk where we tried to walk every evening. On Saturdays there is a huge farmers market here...great fun.
Not a bad place to hang out, wouldn't you say?