Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Last Day At Bimini

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Today was our last day in Bimini.  We spent it mostly preparing the boat for departure.  Fuel and water had to be lugged aboard in 5 gal jugs and transferred to the proper tanks.  Filling the 40 gallon bow water tank with only one 5 gallon jug is particularly tedious.  But eventually, it was all done.

Marilyn and Louise had hatched up something secret, and we were invited over to s/v Salatia for it.  It turned out that Louise had baked a pineapple upside down cake (from scratch!) and put candles on it for my 64th birthday that was 3 days away!  I was completely surprised!  The cake was delicouus and the company was great.  I really enjoyed it.

Spencer, the young man behind us on a fishing boat, had underwater blue lights on the stern of his boat.  He switched them on every evening, and they would draw lots of fish.  Endless entertainment!

And since his stern was pointed towards us, it illuminated the clear water under us as well.  At night, the water seemed to not be there, and Dolce Vita appeared to be floating in air above a blue glow.  The effect was very cool.  We watched an endless procession of sea life pass under us.

Dolce Vita Floating on Air!

A Large Stingray Swims Under Us
Tomorrow, we will leave for a two-day trip to the Berry Islands.  We will anchor out about halfway there on the shallow Grand Bahama Bank.

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