Happy New Year!
Wow another year has already flown by and 2016 was a year where once again Florida made history, some good and some not so good. We celebrated the death of a dictator Fidel Castro, while at the same time saw more of Cuba than we had in years. We elected a new president who makes regular visits to his home in Palm Beach, which will hopefully bring more tourism to our area. We were visited by Hermine and Matthew, the first hurricanes to make landfall in Florida in years. The Miami Marlins lost their star pitcher. And sadly, Florida made the news this past June with the horrific Orlando night club shooting. Like so many others, we are ready to leave 2016 behind and start a better happier and healthier 2017.
As we look forward to 2017, many will make resolutions for the coming year ahead. But even if you're not the resolution type, start 2017 off on a positive note by living healthier, getting more sleep, spending more time outside, and most importantly dedicating more time to having FUN. Living in Florida gives us the opportunity to do all of these things year round with our beautiful weather, beaches and surrounding water. It's so easy to get caught up in the daily grind and forget that we live a few miles from the beach and are only a boat ride away from catching the next sailfish.
To help you plan some of your fun for the 1st part of the year, we have listed some of the "must see" events in south Florida if you love boating, fishing and being outside as much as we do.
21 - 22nd - Pompano Beach & Lighthouse Point Nautical Flea Market (http://www.nauticalfleamarket.net/home.html)
10th -12th - Garlic Fest (http://dbgarlicfest.com)
11th - 12th - Palm Beach Marine Flea Market & Boat Sale (http://www.flnauticalfleamarket.com)
25th - 26th - Islamorada Nautical Flea Market (http://keysrotary.com/3/events.htm)
9th - 12th - Dania Beach Marine Flea Market (http://www.daniamarinefleamarket.com)
17th - 20th - Palm Beach International Boat Show (http://www.showmanagement.com/palm-beach-international-boat-show-2016/event/)
1st -2nd - Indian River Nautical Flea Market & Seafood Festival (http://www.flnauticalfleamarket.com)
7th - 9th - Delray Affair (http://delrayaffair.com)
28th - 30th - Pompano Beach Seafood Festival (http://pompanoseafoodfest.squarespace.com)
There is always something fun to do in south Florida from shopping for gear for your boat to enjoying the crafts of local artisans and enjoying outdoor concerts. So get out and enjoy the coming year ahead and love living your life on the water.