After our really long previous day to Lake Worth, we decided to take it easy and have a much shorter day. Randy found the Peck Lake anchorage on Navionics and it had really good reviews, so, we pulled anchor and motored the 24 nm north. We were finally on the ICW and we were pleasantly surprised by how little boat traffic we had which helped since we navigated through 7 bridges on this short trip.
It was a gorgeous, calm morning an we arrived by noon. Shortly after anchoring, it began to rain which was a bummer because were hoping for better weather to check out the near by park and beach. Thankfully, it only showered a couple hours and once it let up, we put the dinghy in the water and took Sophie with us to Peck Lake Park Interpretive Boardwalk. It’s just a short dinghy ride to the large gazebo structure and we beach the dinghy nearby. We walked the boardwalk through the mangroves and trees and out to the park entrance where Sophie was able to “sniffy” to her heart’s content. Once she had enough, we loaded into the dinghy and headed back to the boat.
We still wanted to get to the beach, so once back on the boat, we grabbed a drink and got back into the dinghy. We had to leave Sophie on the boat since dogs are not allowed. The anchorage sits right in the Hobe Sound National Wildlife Refuge and there’s a small beach that you can dinghy to access the beach on the Atlantic. Once there, there’s a perfect tree cut-thru you walk in order to access the beach on the other side. The sky was still cloudy and grey but the beach was beautiful and we were the only ones on it.
We thought this was a great little anchorage with excellent access to shore parks and beach.
Lake Worth to Peck Lake = 24 nm TOTAL miles = 345 nm Bridges: 7