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February 2014

February 28, 2014



 The next day the rain let up and we all took off to have a look at this little island.



The tide was out so we walked around the island and found conch and other pretty shells.




Rich and Walt walked up to an abandoned house that was on another island.

We pulled into Norman Cay just before a cold front was to come through. The next morning we woke up to the sight. The boat next to us dragged anchor missing our friends Waves of Grace, but running into the boat behind us.

February 27, 2014

Sunset at Norman Cay. 

Sailing by Atlantis on Paradise Island.

Edie took a nap as we sailed along.

As we left the island of new Providence  headed to Normans Cay the wind picked up and we were Racing Waves of Grace across the waves at 7+ kts! What a sail!

February 26, 2014

The banks were like glass. It was like snorkeling from your boat, as the water was so clear you could look right down to the bottom in 25 feet of water. Our Garmin chart plotter died, but it was only a blown fuse. Easy fix.

With the sunrise, we followed our buddy boats towards the NW Channel.

February 25, 2014

We stayed the night on the "banks" in 15 foot of water with land about 10 miles away and of course a squall came over us.

Sunset on the banks.

Waves of Grace and Snow Goose sailing the banks.

Our friends Deb and Tom on "Our Desire" took this picture of Snow Goose sailing across the banks.



Rich at the helm as we cross the banks headed towards the Northwest Channel.

Sunrise over the Great Bahamas Bank. We headed out from Cat Island about 6:30 a.m.

February 24, 2014

Welcome to Bimini with us on the start of  our journey.

The local means of transportation is the gulf cart... this one has seen better days.

We walked to the local bakery this morning for our own "Taste of Heaven". Boy the guava Danishes were good! (but a bit on the pricey side at $2.50 ea).

The remains of a place that Ernest Hemingway used to frequent.

Conch shell are the favorite decorations whether on a wall or to define a garden, there's always a us for the empty shells,,, sometimes I think that they must be trying to fill up the harbor since there are thousands of them in piles on some of the islands.

Our delicious Guava rolls, they sure were good.

We left Bimini around noon and motored over to Cat Cay for the night.  We passed this Lighthouse on Gun Cay. The abandoned building is the remains of a coastguard station at the lighthouse.

 

Both of these pictures are of the same sunset taken about 15 minutes apart. Remarkable.

 February 23, 2014

The coast of Bimini as we motored toward the site of Bimini Road.



The start of the undersea "Bimini Road".  The underwater camera died or we would have taken more pictures showing the rock formations.

This guy just barely got off the ground... oops water

Our group of cruisers after checking into the Bahamas.

February 22, 2014

Our friends on Waves of Grace silhouetted in the sunlight, while crossing to Bimini. We arrived in Bimini at about 3 p.m.

The “Sapona” was a big cargo carrier that was built out of concrete!  

The wreck from amidships.

Part of the back end has fallen off into the water but the rest is still sitting there slowly disintegrating.

It was creepy to see just the bones of the ship sitting there upright miles from any land. The waves would slosh in and out of her hull like she was breathing… it was a eerie sight.

On the bow was the old windlass for pulling in the anchor chain. 

Notice the solid wood beams holding up the deck. (That's the one in the center)

View of Snow Goose from Turtle Rocks.

Turtle rocks, it was a challenge to walk on these rocks. 

The lone trees on Turtle rocks as the sun begins to set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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