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Bimini North Seaplane Base

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    • Day18

      Arrival Bimini, Bahamas

      January 31 on the Bahamas ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

      Well, it looks like we are getting off and ending the cruise in Bimini. We will take a ferry to Fort Lauderdale tonight. So, the Crystal Grand Voyage of 132 days ended in 14. The other ship is the the Symphony that made news headlines, just like my ship.
      やっとバハマ国のビミニ島に到着して、ここでクルーズが終了します。2022年の132日間の予定していた世界クルーズはたった14日間で終わりました。遠く写っている客船はSymphony号。ニュースに乗っていた逃亡船です。まあ、僕が載っていた船も同様でした。
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      Traveler

      They need more options other than liking a post like this!

      2/1/22Reply
      Traveler

      Ha ha! What type of comment do you want to leave? What's not to like? 😄

      2/1/22Reply
      Traveler

      I probably should refrain from answering here!😂

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    • Day23

      We made it!

      April 9 on the Bahamas ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

      45 miles later and we are officially in the Bahamas!!!! 🇧🇸

      Started sailing around 8 am this morning. Thought the sailing conditions were going to be pretty good when we checked the night before but once we got out there the winds died down and it was a dead down wind which made it difficult to sail. We ended up having to motor the whole way which was a bummer but we weren't about to wait another day to get to the Bahamas! Plus, autopilot was working great again so we got to sit back, relax and sip on some drinks. We actually tried doing a work out at the bow of the boat but the 6 foot swells didn't line up with that idea, lol..

      As the winds picked up a bit we got to test our spinnaker sail for the first time. Truthfully, we had no idea what we were doing but with a tug and a pull on lines here and there it released this beautiful royal blue sail. We were beyond excited!

      Around 5 PM we anchored outside of immigration in Bimini and checked in. There is many reasons why we love the Bahamas but the smiling faces and welcoming Bahamian music really sets the island mood 😊 After that, we went to pick up a sim card in town at the Bahamas wifi store to get our wifi back and running on the boat. The lady at the front desk pointed us in the right direction to get some of their famous knock out rum punches and conch salad. Those knock outs go to your head quick! There were mountains of conchs stacked up on the shore line, we never seen so many in our life! It looked like they were using the conchs to build up more shoreline.

      We left the south end of Bimini and went to the North end to anchor up for the night. There wasn't one boat where we anchored and a gorgeous beach line with trees surrounding us.

      After 5 + months of moving and outfitting this boat we have finally made it to our new home 🥳 Tomorrow we will be sailing to the Berry Islands, our longest straight sail yet, 70 miles.
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      Traveler

      So awesome!!!!

      4/10/22Reply
      Traveler

      What a pretty spinnaker. Conch salad, yum!

      4/10/22Reply
      Traveler

      Yay! 🇧🇸

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    • Day21

      Tender Adventure in Bimini, Bahamas

      August 25, 2018 on the Bahamas ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

      We had the roughest embarkation on a tender ever! You actually had to jump up onto it. It was then a very bumpy 35 minute cruise to the dock.
      Bimini is a beautiful island almost all of which we found out is owned by Crystal. It is only 50 miles from Miami and was another “hangout” for Ernest Hemingway.
      Since we were not doing water sports we went to the hotel complex and walked around. There was a casino, restaurant and lobby with island music. The entire area was surrounded by beautiful waterfront houses and boats.
      Then we were on the tender cruising the rough Caribbean Sea back to the ship. A short visit but as we always say: “If you don’t go you won’t know.”
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      Traveler

      I think I would have stayed onboard and had a spa day!

      8/26/18Reply
      Traveler

      That's reminds us of trying to get on an Avon to get to the small boat in Patagonia, S. America in 70 mile per hour winds. Yikes! Thought we would die. But something you always remember fondly (after you make it out alive).

      8/26/18Reply

      Glad you guys are still acrobatic!

      8/27/18Reply

      Were martinis involved?🍸🍸 Gloria

      8/29/18Reply
       

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