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Bender's Cruising Chronicles #6-Ft. Lauderdale to Marathon

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Ft. Lauderdale's 17th St. Bridge and Cruise Ships Happy Spring, Ya'll!!! Another month has flown!!! Ft. Lauderdale was great! We were "stuck" there for a bit more than 3 weeks waiting for our windlass repair, undergoing refrigeration repair and anchor wash-down installation. There was a constant stream of boat traffic to our port side ranging from multi-mega yachts to skiffs and to starboard, what a colorful array and parade of people and dogs! We were there for so long that the people in the $7 million condos in front of our dock would speak to us each morning and afternoon as they were strolling the waterfront. The beach was a quick run/walk/bike ride away. We were right there at Las Olas with its upscale shops and right in the center of downtown. One weekend we went to the beautiful performing arts center for a Doo Wop concert with pioneers of crisp harmonies that ruled the charts "back in our day". So m…