|Calm seas & smooth cruising|
We are officially in the Bahamas! What a spectacular day on the water…smooth
seas, mostly clear skies and WOW was it HOT!!
We were told to prepare for a jump in temperature while crossing the Gulf
Stream…words of wisdom! It was an
uneventful crossing (we like that!) however I was a bit surprised that we
didn’t see any marine life; whales, sharks, dolphins, monsters, etc. But…when you’re cruising in 2,000+ feet of
water maybe you really don’t want to
know what’s below the surface! Just sayin’
|Chart plotter - depth is noted in lower left corner|
The depth finder maxed out at 1488 feet – a strange cap on
the scale but we felt sure everyone was in good water. We had 5 other boats in our group today along
with several cargo and cruise ships sharing the good day. It was an early day – departing Lakeworth at
5:00AM…yes, pre-dawn hours felt a little intimidating on the open sea but W O W
what a blessing to look up & see the half moon and millions of stars!!! I was
overcome with emotion just thinking about what an incredible creation we are
part of!! And just as I as pulling
myself together & wrapping up my dialogue with God…He smacks this gorgeous
sunrise right in our faces! A double
blessing to be cruising EAST!! I do not
have words to express the emotion…it’s a God-thing! ‘nuf said!
|Good Morning World!|
|Quarantine Flag-required for in-processing|
We pulled into the Old Bahama Bay Marina at 2:00 sharp! The
hospitality & dialogue could not have been better! Two gentlemen met us at the slip &
secured the boat. Charlie gathered our documentation & headed off to the
customs office. I was quarantined on the boat until we were cleared. By 2:45 we were cleared & I swapped the quarantine
flag for the Bahamas courtesy flag and a Coca-Cola!!
|The Bahamas with a side of pure USA!!|
|Bahamas courtesy flag-it's just common courtesy...|
It wasn’t long and I was on
the ground touring the island!! This area was slammed by Hurricane Matthew
and they are slowly recovering. The
resort is open and all the amenities are in place…except for electricity on the
docks. We knew this prior to making a
reservation but still wanted to see the area.
We have a generator and once the sun drops so does the temp!
|Could be why recovery is slow...?|
|Big ole tree!! Survived Matthew!|
I was STUNNED to have wifi so I won’t take advantage of
their band width. I will have more to
report tomorrow…pending a strong signal.
On the agenda…paddle boarding, snorkeling, swimming…in the Atlantic
Ocean!! This water is either crystal
blue or emerald green – depending on the sunlight! AMAZING!
We are weather-wise & going to pack in as much fun as
possible before the late Sunday storms.
This place survived Matthew…what’s a 24 hour storm cycle??
Drink in the natural beauty around you and thank the ONE who
created it!! God is good…all the time!
|The looper lifestyle is exhausting - sometimes a girl needs|
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