Canals of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Water is everywhere in Fort Lauderdale. The intercoastal waterway, rivers and an extensive canal system that gives many access to the Atlantic Ocean. The canals off of Las Olas drive have either small accommodations or private homes. All have yachts or sailboats at the back door awaiting the opportunity to travel to the Intercoastal waterway or the Atlantic ocean itself. The size of some of these yachts is quite impressive.

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Canals - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The Story behind the picture
    Canals are part of Fort Lauderdale life and pleasure boats (actually yachts in many cases) seem at the end of each owner`s back yard.

John`s Comments
The Venice of the Americas, but the homes are a little more affluent. Everywhere you travel in Fort Lauderdale be prepared to be surrounded by water. Canals & rivers are part of the environment. Here you can be actually living in the middle of a city, and have your boat or cruiser tied up to the dock in the back yard.   

John`s Recollections
Unusally prominent in Fort Lauderdale the canals allow many to travel to the Intercoastal waterways and beyond and in many cases replace roads to move around. Many restaurants provide docking facilities to entice the boaters in the area, as well as, there are motels set up with docking provided for their quests.   

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