So, I decided last minute to go visit my South African friends in Miami before they sailed off to Bahamas, followed by a trip around the world. It was great timing since I got off early from work on friday, came home, packed a few clothes and took off on a 7 hr drive, via the Turnpike, en route to south florida. From north to south was a big weather change. Clear blue skies, sunny and fresh.I arrived at 10:30 that night, parked my Car at Rusty Pelican Marina, in Biscayne Key. I was tired but excited to see the smith tribe once the dinghy motored towards me. Of course we laughed and talked till early hours in the morning, in our usual south african accents, in south african terms and reminisced over the good old days & the plans ahead. Next morning we were up early and in the dinghy to the dock, on our way to the day's adventures.
There's something about being near the ocean or water! I just love it. It's a different lifestyle compared to country living.I lived in cities, I lived on an island and now I live in the country, but beach life beats it all by far, for me.
Of course Miami has lots of eye candy, fancy cars, and big stars. After 2 hrs in traffic I made it to the 2012 boat show and met up with our dutch friend, Paul, working on a 147ft private yacht. This reminded me of my days working as a stewardess. Since my return home, I have a strong need to travel and see more beautiful places.