Bimini Blue Water by Christine

12/10/12

We left No Name Harbor in Biscayne Bay at 3:10am and arrived at Bimini at 2pm.  The wind was out of the east to southeast the whole way and we were headed due east so that meant motoring the whole way for us.  The winds picked up to 15 knots for a large part of the day but slowed to 10 knots about 2 hours out from Bimini and the seas calmed as well.

Logan steering across the Gulf Stream.

Logan steering across the Gulf Stream.

Another sailboat followed us the whole way to Bimini. One of the freighters we saw crossing behind them. We did not encounter much boat traffic during the trip.

Another sailboat following us to Bimini with one of the freighters we saw crossing behind them.

Amazingly we could see the Miami skyscrapers in the distance for 5 hours.  We were out of sight of land for a little over 3 hours before we spotted Bimini.  Flying fish accompanied us on and off throughout the day.  About half an hour from the harbor entrance to Bimini we started seeing the bluer water and white sandy bottoms.

We picked up a slip at Brown’s Marina and raised our quarantine flag.  Mark checked into customs and immigration, then we were able to take down the quarantine flag and raise the Bahama flag.

We had time to explore Bimini a little bit before nightfall.  There are beautiful fish around our boat.  You definitely know you are in another country.  It is a fun island full of interesting people and history.

Another sailboat followed us the whole way to Bimini.  One of the freighters we saw crossing behind them.  We did not encounter much boat traffic during the trip.

Cole taking a nap during the crossing.

Fair Winds ~ Christine

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3 thoughts on “Bimini Blue Water by Christine

  1. Yippeee! Sounds like you had an easy passage and good weather even though the winds were contrary. Congratulations on your first landfall. Looking forward to hearing of the next adventure in Paradise. I am so happy for all of you.
    Mary Ross

  2. GREAT!!!! I am so happy you made it there without any issues. Wish I could see the pretty fish, blue water, and white sand. I see some white outside but it definitely is not sand!!!!

    • Too funny. I shouldn’t complain about being a little sweaty right now! We are waiting for the winds to die down some and we will head out to Nassau. The winds should start to calm down by 1 or 2 this afternoon and we should get to Nassau by 1 tomorrow afternoon before the winds pick up again late Thursday.

      You may have snow right now but you can also sleep in a peaceful bed that is not rocking and rolling with the wind and waves!

      Hi to Pat and your mom.

      Christine

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