Friday, June 12, 2009

Where the Money is: Palm Beach, Florida

From Key Biscayne we sailed up to Palm Beach, Florida, which is accessed via the Lake Worth Inlet. If you’re looking for money, this is the place. The homes on Key Biscayne looked nice (see previous blog), but they were eclipsed by some of the places in Palm Beach. Which certainly made it a pretty place to walk around. And the orgy of money wasn’t relegated to only onshore. This is a pictureof one of the many megayachts docked along the shores of Lake Worth.

The Lake Worth anchorage was quite large and adequately deep, but shore access was a bit sparce here. We had scheduled our mail to be forwarded to the Palm Beach post office, so we dinghyed to the Palm Beach Town Docks, which Anne mistakenly thought was recommended by one of the cruising guides as a dinghy-docking area. There was no dinghy dock, and Mr. Mac would almost have served as a dinghy to some of the yachts docked there. But it turns out that the dockmaster hailed from Scituate, Massachusetts, just south of Quincy where Anne grew up and where her brother, Frannie, runs the launch service in the harbor, so we had a nice chat and he let us keep the dinghy there while we ran our errands. Our walk included going by this great tree – beautiful, no?

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