Preparing For The Bahamas Crossing
The time is nearly upon us to depart to the Bahamas!
Only a few last minute things to do now before we make the jump across the Gulf Stream towards Bimini.
Scary stuff. Yikes!
1.16.17 Moved to Dinner Key today and that means we finished the Atlantic ICW. 1089 Miles from Mile 0 in Norfolk. (See this at the end of Video 31) Sarah and Andrew went to another anchorage until tomorrow, they’re going to meet us at Dinner Key.
We used the showers and laundry facility at the Dinner Key Marina, then we went to dinner with our new friends from Patron! They are such a great couple and we’ve really enjoyed getting to know them tonight! We got part of our Amazon shipment in today also, but my cable still hasn’t come in! URG! N 25*43.762 W 80*13.857
1.17.17 Today we went into town. We got the propane bottle filled, bought Ben a filet knife, and we went grocery shopping for the LAST time to provision for the Bahamas. We had quite a few UBER drivers today. One didn’t speak any english, one was such a crazy driver, she scared the crap out of us, and the third one was a very nice Cuban guy.
1.18.19 We just hung out on the boat for a little this morning and got things ready for the crossing. We spent the morning cleaning and organizing and got some last minute stuff done. Sarah and Andrew got here this morning and went into town for some last minute provisioning and will be moving over to No Name Harbor with us this afternoon.
We got moved over to No Name Harbor today. It was pretty packed in the harbor so we just anchored right outside of it. There were about 15-20 other boats hanging out there. Sarah and Andrew got here about an hour after us and we went over for a little bit to plan for the crossing tomorrow. I can’t believe it! We are leaving tomorrow for the Bahamas! Ben, Molly and I had a nice dinner at the restaurant in No Name, and we met with our new friends from Patron tonight to get the last of our packages from Amazon that finally came. I can’t believe that this is our LAST anchorage before we go to the Bahamas. It’s finally happening! N 25*40.538 W 80*09.917