Miami to Bimini

Sunrise over the Atlantic
Oh Miami, thank you for the hospitality, but it’s time to cross the Gulf Stream to Bimini.

We woke at 5am and by 6am we were out of the marina and on our way to the Bahamas!!!

Goodbye Miami!

We left Miami before the sun was up!

The crossing was easy, a nice long period swell with a light breeze made for a comfortable ride.

We weren’t able to fully sail, but the mainsail caught some wind for stability.

We arrived in Bimini ~2:20pm and Captain Ransom went ashore to clear us with customs and immigration. 

Before leaving Bradenton we jumped through some hoops to get papers for the dogs and ensure that they could come with us.  However, when Ransom produced the “required paperwork” the lady at customs waved him away and said, “I don’t need to see that.”  Oh well, if we didn’t have the proper documentation it would have been horrible to be turned away after traveling so far.

On our second day we packed a cooler with ice and Kaliks and headed to the beach.  The sand is so soft and there is a nice berm on the beach, so we dug out some chairs and watched the ships go by.

I cannot express how great it feels to finally be here in the islands!  We set a goal and attained it and now we can enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Rei in front of some ruins

Wrecked ship

Bimini beach...There are a lot of ruins on the south side of the island that are probably a result of a hurricane.  I don't know why we didn't get pictures of the town...

Wrecked ship

Bimini sunset

Bimini sunset

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