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.
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.
Fair Winds ~ Christine