Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Brown's Marina, Bimini, Bahamas

We made it across the Gulf Stream today, but not without a good bit of rocking and rolling. When I awoke this morning, the weather for today had turned a little worse. Winds were mostly around 15 knots and seas were three to four feet with an occasional perhaps five foot wave. The problem was that we were heading almost directly into the waves and they had a short period, or time between waves. So it was something like riding a hobby horse for much of the day. Running against both wind and the strong Gulf Stream current, we were only doing around 5.5 knots most of the day instead of our usual seven to eight knots. We left our dock at 7:10 this morning and were finally docked here at 4:10 pm.

I spent the next hour filling out paperwork and going through the tedious process of going through customs and then immigration, both about a half mile walk away. I'll spend tomorrow figuring out details about leaving the boat here and getting back home for a while. I'll update the photo section a little if I can get decent internet access.

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