To Bimini in the Morning by Christine

Yesterday we cruised down to Miami and anchored at Belle Isle.  The skyscrapers of Miami were all around us in their vibrant, flashing colors.  One of them even had a huge scene of people dancing on it.  Very strange to be anchored in a bay with a huge city around us.

Today we topped off with diesel, gas and water then sailed down to No Name Harbor in Biscayne Bay.  As we were cruising down, dolphins graced us by swimming along for a bit.  This was the closest we have seen them.  They were about 3 feet from the side of our boat!  The winds were nice for sailing today and the boys had fun in the cabin ‘standing straight up’ while Truansea was at an angle.  This picture gives you an idea of how much our home tilts!

Cole standing in Truansea while we are heeled over sailing.

Cole standing in Truansea while we are heeled over sailing.

After we anchored in No Name Harbor, we saw the manatees again.  Truly gentle giants.

Manatee in No Name Harbor.

Manatee in No Name Harbor.

We headed to shore to do a load of laundry, empty the garbage and take an outdoor shower.

Cold holding the dinghy (Hooky) painter while we are getting ready to go ashore.

Cold waiting on the transom to get in the dinghy.

Cold holding down the shower pull for Logan.

Cold holding down the shower pull for Logan.  Yes, you can shower outdoors in Florida in the winter!

We plan on leaving for Bimini at 3am.  The weather looks promising for a crossing and there are lots of other boats here staged to cross as well.  Hopefully we will be able to send out a post tomorrow night from Bimini!

Fair winds ~ Christine

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4 thoughts on “To Bimini in the Morning by Christine

  1. Hi Christine and family! We are praying for a safe passage for you. I am thoroughly enjoying following your adventures on the blog. I must admit the “mom” in me will be relieved to hear you are safely harbored. Much love, Jackie and the Fest family

    • Jackie,

      Thanks for the message. The mom in my is relieved when we are safely harbored as well. We enjoyed visiting with your mom and brother during Thanksgiving. You should have seen Dan on the go-cart!

      Christine

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