My first-time visit to Fort Lauderdale over Labor Day weekend was an unexpected delight. The weather was perfect, the accommodations charming, but most of all I met and enjoyed the company of some wonderful guys who were similarly “getting away” for the holiday weekend. Most of these pictures are not of people, but of some of the sights along the Intercoastal waterway and especially the beautiful sunrises along the Fort Lauderdale coast. (The water-taxi tour guide pointed out the non-US registries of the many superyachts owned by Americans — I guess patriotism only goes so far when taxes are involved!).