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Feb 24, 2015 - Out of the USA, in Bimini, Bahamas

We made it to Bimini Sands Marina on South Bimini, Bahamas by 1330. We left the flat waters of Biscayne Bay by 0630, went around the southern end of Key Biscayne and into the Atlantic. At first the waters were pretty flat and the wind was light. As we got in the Gulf Stream, we encountered some nice rollers on our stern quarter. The wind was about 9-10 knots. J&B and Southern Yankee sailed for a few hours but then the wind died and the waves did also. Southerly motored all the way. But it was a good day. Once we got tied up in the marina,...

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May 5, 2013 - In Bimini

We left Andros Saturday and traveled 13 hours to Bimini. Caught one nice Mahi then put the rods away. We knew we had a long haul ahead of us. We arrived in Bimini at 7 p.m. 1/2 mile before Bimini Sands Beach Club Marina 2 dolphins greeted us. I was sitting on the bow watching for coral heads. 2 Dolphin swam underneath our pulpit and escorted us to the marina for 5 minutes. Sorry no camera in hand. They were within 10 feet of me. Beautiful! We pulled into the marina and had our pick of slips. No extra charge for an ocean view - beach view...

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Dec 24, 2011 - Bimini and Merry Christmas!

Hi All! We made it to Bimini safe and sound. They changed the entry into Bimini so it was a little tricky since they didn't put up any markers to show you how to get in but luckily the water is clear and you could see the deeper water with some effort! I love Bimini's water. When the sun is up it has layers of indigo, periwinkle blue, aqua, green, etc. I never get tired seeing it! We had Christmas Day in Bimini. Donna and the MOXIE crew had us over for Christmas Dinner. It was truly wonderful and sharing Christmas with friends made being...

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Apr 20, 2007 - Middle of Nowhere to Bimini

25 31.3 78 53.2 Middle of No Where Bahama Banks, Bahamas Thank God for GPS technology!! We all find each other at the pre-ordained point, in what I refer to as the Middle-Of-Nowhere, over the course of 3 hours ending around 2200 hours. If you do not believe this is the Middle of Nowhere then just take the co-ordinates and apply them to a map or chart of the western Bahamas. The run through the NW Channel, a notorious and extremely deep body of water, is a great-Sunday-afternoon sail for us. The only disappointment is that our mahi mahi...

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Apr 17, 2007 - Bimini

Once again we are finishing our Bahamas adventure in Bimini, where we started back on Dec 24th, almost 4 months ago. The Captain and I both love Bimini and it's wonderful coming back here. We've been here 6 days already and can hardly believe it. The holding is poor here in the anchorage and we've had windy weather so we're relaxing at Weech's dock along with some very friendly neighbours. An English fellow we met here and who had just arrived after sailing from St. Augustine made us chuckle when he commented that Bimini wasn't exactly the...

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Apr 11, 2007 - Berry Islands and Cat Cay

Our plan to spend a little time in the Berry Islands on the way back to Bimini was changed when we were up at 4 a.m. after a sleepless night anchored near Chubb Cay. The roll coming in from the deep water in the Tongue of the Ocean was dreadful so we sat sleepy eyed drinking coffee waiting for dawn so we could LEAVE. Once we got out at 7 a.m. the weather was gorgeous and the water was calm, perfect for our long 97 mile haul. We planned to stop and anchor at Cat Cay just south of Bimini. We threw out the lines on the way and were rewarded...

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Jan 7, 2007 - Bringing in the new year

We were able to welcome 2007 in one of our favorite places. The Naval Station in Mayport had twice been our home in the service and we arrived in time to take a New Years Eve walk on the beach. After a good meal we were soundly tucked in when the big apple fell. Up the next morning and, after another walk down to the jetties, we found a spot near Tampa to take in the bowl games and rest up. George Freed, a high school classmate of us both, arrived in Tampa on the morning of 2 January and kept us company on the long trip back to Key West. We...

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Dec 24, 2006 - Bahamas Bound

We learned early in our cruising days that flexibility is critical and having a Plan B up our sleeves is always handy. It was Dec 23rd and the Captain and I had resigned ourselves to spending Christmas in Boot Key Harbour, Marathon. We were surprised to hear a fellow boater announcing on the Departures section of our daily Cruiser's Net that they were leaving for the Bahamas that afternoon. We checked online and sure enough the wind forecast had been downgraded from 15-20 knots to 5-10 knots out of the south. We looked at each other over...

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