The ship sailed towards Florida.
All large ships are relegated to the shipping lanes quite a distance off-shore. It would be nice to take scenic photos of the beautiful coastline as one proceeds southward, but not even a telephoto lens is helpful.
The next big port was Fort Lauderdale. We had not planned to leave the ship in Fort Lauderdale, as we had been there before.
A reminder of times past.
My husband had spent 20 years on submarines.
Approaching a major port.
Before the Captain had a chance to speak, we should have known that something was about to happen. (Notice the white house has shutters in place.)
.......and the yellow house.
...and the choppy waters in the causeway.
One of several beautiful waterfront homes.
The Captain announced that we would be spending very little time in Fort Lauderdale. He apologized that time on shore would be very limited, but he had to get the ship underway ASAP because of an incoming storm, the 19th of the season, named SANDY.
At that time the passengers were not aware of the potential seriousness of the storm.
We left expeditiously.
Goodbye, Fort Lauderdale.
(Yes. We moved out of the storm's way. Below are some of the scenic homes along Boston waterfront after Sandy made her way to the Northeast. Are they not different from the earlier photos I took when we were leaving Boston?)
See additional Sandy storm images HERE.