Brightline, Fast Train Ride in Fort Lauderdale

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Brightline Train at Fort Lauderdale Station, Florida, USA

Taking a short break from the boatyard, I am visiting Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flying from Trinidad to Fort Lauderdale is about a 3-4 hours trip, nonstop. Each time I visit my home and meet friends, I immediately see the fast-evolving technologies in our lives. It makes me feel somewhat outdated. However, I don’t mind living low-tech lifestyle because I have been practicing to live simple. I still prefer calling to texting on the phone.

Waiting Room, Brightline Fort Lauderdale Station, Florida, USA

It appears Fort Lauderdale is growing very fast. Traffic seems much heavier than before. One day, a friend recommended me to try the fast train ‘Brightline’ from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach. I made a roundtrip to West Palm Beach. I was told that “Brightline” started to run a couple of months ago, only from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach for now. It will start to run from Fort Lauderdale to Miami in two months. Then, in two years, all the way to Orlando. Unfortunately, it will impact the boat traffic and boating industry in Fort Lauderdale. I cannot imagine how neighbors alongside the route handle the sound. I admit though I enjoyed riding the fast train.

I will be flying back to Trinidad tomorrow. It looks the boat projects will be completed in a month. Shortly after, our adventure will continue… I am looking forward to watching the sun, the stars, and the moon, not minding living low-tech lifestyle… It’s for sure though I miss friends and families, as always.

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