January 7, 2012
Greg Norman's Australian Grille describes itself as the upper crust of Down Under dining. The filet mignon is mouth-watering, and for dessert, try the signature warm chocolate soufflé. The restaurant, on the Intracoastal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., commands nice views. Greg Norman's Australian Grille, 4930 Highway 17 S., North Myrtle Beach; (843) 361-0000, http://www.gregnormansaustraliangrille.com David Tulanian Los Angeles
February 15, 2014 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Paddling down the Intracoastal Waterway in southern Florida, Russell Fields noticed what appeared to be a large palm leaf floating near shore. The leaf began moving toward him. A few feet from his paddleboard, a reptilian head filled with teeth emerged from the water. Fields slapped the water with his paddle, and the head stayed there for a moment and then submerged. Fields' encounter with a 10-foot American crocodile in Boca Raton has become a more common experience in Broward and Palm Beach counties, as these light gray cousins of alligators reclaim their historic range.
October 4, 2003 |
A woman walking across a 78-foot-long drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale fell to her death when the bridge was opened for a passing boat. Police Det. Clinton Ward said the bridge tender didn't see the woman as she crossed the span. Ward said a witness saw the woman hanging onto the bridge and then falling. Two joggers found the woman dead on the pavement at the base of the bridge.
June 25, 1989 |
A strong bid for mature travelers is being made by Ft. Lauderdale on Florida's Gold Coast. For years the city attracted attention when thousands of disorderly college students flocked there for spring break, an event commemorated by both a popular song and a hit film, "Where the Boys Are." To combat the negative image created by the boisterous collegians, the community passed and strictly enforced strong laws that have effectively limited the rowdy behavior. While large numbers of young people still enjoy the long stretches of white beach, the city also appeals to a wide range of age groups, the mature traveler in particular.
April 22, 2001 |
"One of the surest ways to value any place is to connect with it, even if only a little bit." From "River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida's St. Johns River," by Bill Belleville * The stern of the American Eagle left its churning, bubbling signature on the still morning water as the 165-foot coastal cruiser glided south toward Jacksonville, Fla. Mounds of water pushed from the ship's path began a rolling march to the tidal marshes along shore.
February 17, 2001 |
Two months after her husband, two young sons and nephew died at sea, Libby Cornett got a surprise visit from a U.S. Coast Guard commander who played for her a tape-recording of a three-second radio transmission. "May . . . Mayday, U.S. Coast Guard, come in," cried a tiny, frightened voice that Cornett immediately recognized as that of her 13-year-old son, Daniel.