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
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
Sunset on the banks.
Waves of Grace and Snow Goose sailing the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The lone trees on Turtle rocks as the sun
begins to set.