Lantana is more upscale area than our last Florida stop, with the larger cities West Palm Beach 20 minutes to the north and Fort Lauderdale 40 minutes to the south being even more upscale. Lantana is definitely more laid back and less crowded than those two areas, a great place to be. Staying here is like buying the cheapest house in a really great neighborhood and getting a great deal.
Sue can tell this overall area is more upscale than our last stop by the shopping and look of the town. I can tell because there are so few billboards with lawyer ads. I have not noticed any of that on local broadcast TV yet.
Our marina is poorly rated in the cruising guides because it has no laundry facilities, and no staff in our area. There are no pump out facilities either, so when that is needed we have to undock and go a couple of miles south to another marina for that. There is a drawbridge along that way but fortunately we will just barely make it under that. No staff means no one to help us in or out of our slip when we do move the boat.
I hope to have some modifications done soon that will make these things less of a problem for us. First, we’re having a sewage treatment facility installed. These are now quite small and do a much better job than a municipal plant. We’ll also install some things to make controlling the boat while docking easier.
We already have laundry so the disadvantages of this marina will not affect us much, and the advantages, like the complex’s gym, pool and spa are very nice, little used and always available to us and our guests.
Adam arrived two days after us. Our two older grandsons stayed on our boat while I dropped Adam, Harini and Derrick off at the Fort Lauderdale cruise port for a one week cruise. Our grandsons will swim at a nearby beach and fish here at the marina as the weather hopefully permits.