I’m fully aware that much of this country is covered in snow and that you’re all tired of it. But there’s no snow here and it’s paradise. Come with me and let me share a little of our sunshine…
Last weekend we spent a lazy Sunday on our friends’ yacht called the Bad N Blonde. At 48 feet, there was ample room for us to stretch out and enjoy the day as we cruised toward Lake Boca in Boca Raton, Florida. To get your bearings, here’s where it is on Google Maps.
After loading up the boat, we were on our way.
You can get to it by navigating the intracoastal, or by taking a short hop outside in the ocean and heading back in when you see the Hillsboro Inlet lighthouse.
We headed back into the intracoastal and waited for a few bridges to lift.
Lake Boca is in Boca Raton, Florida and if you go by ocean way, you get there via the Boca Raton Inlet. It’s an area resembling a small lake where boats go and anchor and people party and swim. There’s no charge and you can hang out there as long as you want. It’s very shallow and is only waist high in many areas in the middle so you’ll see smaller boats anchored in the interior, and larger boats along the edges.
You can see a real-time picture of the lake here.
But here’s what we saw on Sunday afternoon…
There are a few shacks there as well…Yes, this isn’t a condo unit–it’s a house.
Personally, I like the white house on the corner…
At this time of year, it’s a little too cold for us Floridians to swim in the lake; however, you see teens, snowbirds, and kids diving in with their floaters and noodles. Stereos are cranked up and everyone enjoys the lake party. There’s no stress in the air.
We soaked up the sun and spent an exhausting afternoon partaking in food, drinks and warm breezes until…
…we’d had our fill.
The skies were an amazing shade of blue. This is paradise.
At some point, much later, it was time to return home. Sigh. Millie and Jay hoisted the anchor and we motored home.
With a much heavier step we unloaded the boat. Alas, it was Sunday evening and some of us had to work the next day.
Amazing days like this are just one of the reasons why we live in South Florida.
Here’s another…where else but Florida would you run into one of these at a stoplight on the way home?
I hope I was able to warm you up a bit with this post.