A day on the water

Trip Start Jul 12, 2009
Trip End Oct 08, 2009

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Jays apartment, Delray Beach

Flag of United States  , Florida
Monday, August 24, 2009

We spent today Sunday with friends of Gary & Todd, Carole Gray and children Chloe 22 Clinton 19 and Dillon 13 in their Bayliner speedboat.  From Jupiter inlet we wound our way through the waterways to the Intracoastal Waterway which runs up the Florida East coast.  There are some significant sandbanks in this part of the Waterway and the locals anchor their boats on the sandbanks and proceed to party. 

We left home about 10.30am and drove north for about an hour with a bootfull of huge esky full of beer and food and met Carole and family on the wharf ready to go.  We cruised out through a maze of waterways turning left just before the outlet to he ocean just past the Jupiter lighthouse and into the waterway, just inland next to Jupiter Island which is home to unbelievable wealth we are told.

We anchored on a sand bank with a few other boats whose numbers increased through the day, must have been 15-20 there by mid afternoon.  Their contents gradually took to the waist deep water with beer, wine and food, and partied.  Moving easily from boat to boat it was obvious that lots of them were regulars who knew one another.  Lona stayed on board having an aversion to water while the rest of us spent varying times in the water, I had to use shorts as swimmers having left the real thing in Austin after the last pool party!!

After too much sun, it blazed all day, we finally returned to the wharf at about 4pm and came home. 
After a shower I spent the next half hour checking the A League and English football results until we made dinner out of todays left overs.  Not a good day for me in that direction, City lost 0-3, Jets lost 0-2.

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minerva1959 on

Fun times
Sounds like fun David........ Well at least until you checked the scores. Glad you are having a good time. Say hi to Lona for me.

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