|Hanging out the night before the BIG CROSSING!|
0255 - Alarm goes off, ugh
0330 - Engine on, wake up Justin, say goodbye's, untie from his boat
0345 - Off to the Bahamas!! Ballyhoo in tow (looking to catch dinner)
|Life Harness on! Safety First!|
1100 - Fish On Again! This time the other pole. It turns out to be a 2 lb. black fin tuna that we reel in not even realizing it is there at first. Unfortunately, we release it before discovering that it is an excellent eating fish. Luckily our friends, Skip & Carol on Rapsody, caught a 40 lb. mackerel, so there will still be fish for dinner.
|Mike with his black fin tuna|
1200 - First sight of the ISLANDS! It has been a great motor cruise across the Gulf Stream. Very comfortable, not too rollie or choppy of a ride and NO SEASICKNESS. Sun is out and Mike and I are lounging as the auto-pilot does all the work.
1245 - Mike hoists the yellow quarantine flag until we clear Customs in the Bahamas. We are using Han's yellow shirt for the flag.
|Mike hoisting the quarantine flag - Han's yellow shirt.|
1400 - Arrive at Blue Water Marina. Get help with dock lines and Mike goes in to clear Customs.
|Tanqueray at the dock in Bimini at Blue Water Marina.|
WE MADE IT!!! Sun is out, water is beautiful, white sand on our feet, fresh fish for dinner, conch in the freezer and rum in our cups. What the life!