Sunday, March 29, 2009


We are in Bimini.  We'll blog later at greater length but, for now, here are the bare details.  We left Fort Lauderdale at 7:15 am and arrived in Bimini at 10:30 am, so not a long passage.  It was rough.  Rougher then either of us were really expecting.  4 - 6 seas in the stream that hit off our starboard bow.  Enough spray was thrown to require the use of the windshield wiper for most of the trip.  As we neared Bimini, the seas became rougher, with white caps in evidence, and they came from the starboard side.  This made for a pretty wild ride for the last half an hour.

Once we passed into the channel it was easy and we made our way to Bimini Bay resort without incident.

Clearing was exceptionally easy - having the paperwork all filled out before going definitely helped - and we got a 12 month cruising permit.

More later, but for now we both need to go get a drink (or three!)

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