Day 6 - Fort Lauderdale Florida
Phil, Di and Annelise
Fri 31 Mar 2017 17:14
An early morning shock, not an early April fool and nothing to do with Magic Friday: logged in to the bank account - the Federal and State tax refunds credited already!! Obviously, the almost 300 page submission had been accepted and processed. A cause for celebration!! (Well, perhaps later this evening - too early in the morning now).
The weather - not looking good - thunderstorms still developing / forecast for the afternoon. So, definitely a "stay-over". Time to "stroll" (3 miles each way!) to a Wells Fargo bank and get some foreign currency (GBP and Euro's seem to be popular in "C"). Over draw-bridges, alongside pretty waterway canals all fronted with nice houses and docks (of course) and village type shops along the way. Lunch out and back to Magic Friday with a few provisions on the way. No thunderstorms but a blustery day nevertheless.
A chance to invite our long time friends from last year (on Oceanaire) of Fort Lauderdale for drinks and nibbles, great conversations sharing travel experiences and perhaps a chance to catch up with them again in "C" (although they are flying and staying landside on their trip). They mentioned the 1920's classic yacht (replica) tied opposite " Amphritite" - formerly owned by Jonny Depp (the yacht's name was changed from "Vajoliroja" (a pun on the Jolly Roger pirate flag when said aloud - after his ex-partner Vanessa Paradis and their children Lily-Rose and Jack) to "Amphitrite" in 2015, a sea goddess and Poseidon's wife in Greek mythology, as a gift to his new wife Amber Heard. Apparently, after a USD 8 million refit(!) the yacht has sumptuous interiors in a Bohemian style - although we were not invited aboard!! Now owned by JK Rowling and undergoing another refit - hence the wrapping!
Full story on : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3390471/JK-Rowling-pushes-boat-tune-22-million-buys-luxury-yacht-previously-owned-Johnny-Depp.html
Phil and Di (on Magic Friday - no name change, nor in need of any refit)!