#33 B April 2011 Part II Miami - Bimini
Kindred Spirit and our 2 buddy boats awoke to a beautiful Miami morning. Each of us was bursting with excitement and anticipation of our Atlantic Ocean crossing to the Bahamas. The 6 1/2 hour trip could not have been more perfect! Seas were calm, wind light, and traffic non-existent. The sun's rays glinted off the water and looked like sparkling diamonds. The only life that we saw weren't dolphins as we've become so accustomed to seeing but flying fish. The first one I saw reminded me of a Purple Martin but they need fresh water so nixed that thought. The major clue was when it dived into the water and didn't come back up.
|Channel entrance into Alice Town, Bimini, Bahamas|
The color of the ocean was reminiscent of the contents of a blue ink well (if you're from that era) or an endless sea of sapphires. As we neared the entrance to Alice Town, Bimini, our yellow quarantine flag was raised on the starboard side and we prepared for docking.The beauty of the range of shades from clear blues to turquoise was breath-taking. After clearing customs, we replaced our quarantine flag with the Bahama flag and the 6 of us went ashore.
|Bimini's beach where we enjoyed snorkeling and shelling|
|Sign on door on Bimini's main (and only) street|