Winter Boating in Miami

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Real Estate Agent with Majestic Properties 3061802

For all you Northerners, you may think that Miami has no winter, but I want to explain to you that although it is not cold, locals, for the most part, do not swim here during Winter.  If you go to the beach during winter and see people swimming or water skiing, most of those will be tourists enjoying the non-freezing waters of South Florida.

Today we decided to go boating to take a visitor friend of ours around the tourist attractions inside Biscayne Bay.  The temperature started in the 50's and went up to the high 60's, the day was beautiful, but the breeze was pretty chilly and we kept our coats on.

To own a boat in Miami you don't need to live on the water.  The options are endless, you can keep your boat at a marina or you can trailor your boat to one of the many boat ramps around Miami-Dade.  

We keep our boat on the side of our house and trailer it to Pelican Harbor Marina and pay an annual pass to be able to come and go as we please.

Pelican Harbor Marina  Pelican Harbor Boat Ramp

Today we visited Monument island first - we let the kids play around in the sand and walk around the island, had lunch, and then continued our ride.  Here you can see the island when it was first built (courtesy of: Flagler Memorial Island monument. Florida Photographic Collection, 1922.), versus today.

Flagler Memorial Island monument. Florida Photographic Collection, 1922.  Monument Island today

Our next visit was Star Island, home to many Miami celebrities, and although I can share some photos I took today on the boat, I cannot tell you who the homes belong to, it would be invasion of privacy and I am not a Paparazzi.   But look closely at some of the art work/sculptures and you will be able to at least make out one of them.

Star Island  Star Island

Star Island  Star Island

Star Island  Star Island

Some other pictures are of the Port of Miami - the cranes are truly sculptural, and part of our daily backdrop.

Port of Miami

Well known South Pointe is beyond the I-395 bridge (you can see Philippe Stark's Icon, Murano Grande, The Yacht Club and other great South Beach High-rise condos).

I-395 and South Pointe

And lastly, I had to take some pictures of animals.  Look at that beautiful dog barking from the comfort of his own waterfront lounge chair!  How about the sea gulls and the Pelicans!

Dog barking Sea gulls Mr. Pelican

One thing to remember if you are winter boating in South Florida is to look out for ever changing Manatee zones - it is idle speed from November to April.  The boat patrols are everywhere enforcing speed to protect our Manatees which are an endangered species.

If you would like more information on Miami's waterfront properties, Feel free to contact Rick & Ines  and visit our website athttp://www.yourpropertypros.com/ www.miamism.com

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Rainmaker
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Chris Tesch
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OK I can't afford the property, but can I visit?  It looks wonderful!!!
Dec 28, 2006 05:07 AM #20
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Linda Davis
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We are going down to Amelia Island and staying at a friend's rental condo.  I bet it will be much warmer in Miami!
Dec 28, 2006 06:06 AM #21
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You can visit any time Chris and would take you out on the boat whenever you want.

I've never been to Amelia Island Linda, but that whole area is beautiful - I'm sure you will have a great time, so enjoy!

Dec 28, 2006 06:35 AM #22
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Just seeing the pictures made me miss the ocean. Since I can't be there I am very happy that here in New York we are still having 50-65 degree weather and no snow.

Dec 28, 2006 02:42 PM #23
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Jennifer, New York this time of year is absolutely incredible - so don't miss the ocean, come visit anytime!
Dec 28, 2006 02:59 PM #24
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joanne Douglas
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Here in Northern NJ we're having a unusually warm winter so I shouldn't be too envious of your lovely weather but those photos are just so beautiful... I'm jealous.
Dec 29, 2006 04:15 AM #25
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Joanne - I love everything about Miami, it would be so difficult for me to have to relocate to a different city.  Thanks for checking out the post.
Dec 29, 2006 06:19 AM #26
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Kelly Mitchell
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It sounds beautiful!  Especially the manatees.  We have similarities with locals in winter equatorial water.   How much cooler is it in the winter?
Dec 29, 2006 03:35 PM #27
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Kelly - our Summer temperatures can go up to the high 90's and we have an occassional cold day or two in the winter.  The difference in water temperature can be 15 degrees which is huge for me.  My husband and I were toying at one time to moving to Honolulu.  My dad was getting a contract in Hawaii and we were going to move there for the period of his contract (about 3 years).  You never know....I may be knocking on your door sometime soon.
Dec 30, 2006 12:55 AM #28
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Dena Stevens
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LOVE the fact that you are watching for the sea critters! I got a 'warm' feeling reading your blog. I just commented on Riches blog about how I had to dig out of the house, slide down the driveway and make my way 3 miles to the coffee shop to feed my AR addition. Do me a favor? Go wiggle your toes in the sand for me and I'll throw a snowball for you. Great pictures!
Dec 30, 2006 06:20 AM #29
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Thank you Dena - The Manatees here are a big deal and we have to do everything to protect them.  You would be proud of our water patrols and what close watch they keep on boaters. 

It's a DEAL!  I'll wiggle my toes in the sand for you and you go throw a snowball for me.

Have a great NEW YEAR!

Dec 30, 2006 10:18 AM #30
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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
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Happy New To You...Sorry we think it sounds better without the Year. SVW.

Last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. "T.S. Eliot"

From Broker Bryant and The Lovely Wife...Wishing You a Good New. ROAR!

Dec 30, 2006 11:04 AM #31
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Thanks TLW and Bryant - I love T.S. Eliot and thanks for your good wishes.  May 2007 be prosperous and bring you lots of health!

Rick and Ines

Dec 30, 2006 12:24 PM #32
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SVW :)
Dec 30, 2006 01:34 PM #33
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Kelly Mitchell
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Ms. Ines,  You may knock on my door anyday you please!  I hope to meet you very soon!  Aloha!  Kelly
Dec 31, 2006 04:43 AM #34
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Thanks Kelly - you are so sweet!
Dec 31, 2006 08:24 AM #35
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Rob Wills
Gilpin Realty Inc. - Everett, WA

Happy New Year Rick and Ines

One of these days I would love to come down and look for a get away home in Florida. Maybe you can give me some advice as to where the good deals are.

Jan 06, 2007 03:51 PM #36
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Happy New Year to you Rob.  Come down and we will let you know.  There are no 'GREAT DEALS' yet on homes, but plenty of condos being sold under market value.

Ines

Jan 06, 2007 11:25 PM #37
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Sue Jones
What a great life. Just live near a great boat ramp, and spend part of the day out on the water. Real estate near the water is just the best way to go!
Apr 21, 2007 10:08 AM #38
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Sue - thanks so much for visiting - we were actually out there today and you are right!  Living near the water is the absolute best!

Ines

Apr 21, 2007 03:18 PM #39
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