Saturday, August 31, 2013
The Point of the Gateway Terrace apartments juts into Karen Bay which allows all kinds of boats access to all the waterways of Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas up to and including the Atlantic ocean. There are 8 docks owned by Westminster which in turn runs the Gateway apartment properties. In and out od 'season' we have people from all over the world use the docks and become part of the Gateway family.
At any one time in Karen Bay there are boats anchored in the bay with flags from all nations flying from them. Whether it be sailboats, catamarans, small yachts or large ones along with 'special' dinner and lunch boats that cruise out along the inter-coastal there is a continuous change of scenery. In one day you can see all these boats plus kayaks, canoes, motor boats, paddlers, rubber rafts being towed with kids having a ball and being tossed around like one. There are the James Bonds type with their water jet paks walking on the water or flying over it.
Once in awhile, sitting on The Point, you might spot a school of manatees going by and back to their nesting area. And with Labor Day celebrations one can sit on The Point in the evening and watch the fireworks against the dark sky flaring over Fort Lauderdale Beach, Hollywood Beach, Pompano Beach along with those from downtown, all competing with the stars and a moon filling the sky.
Who would want to live anywhere else? Not me!!