Bimini

N 25 43.39′
W 79 17.86′

Got into Bimini after a beautiful overnight sail from Marathon at midday today. Winds were on the beam most of the trip, up to 20kts from the northwest, dying down from midnight to dawn then piping up again at dawn to about 15kts from the west. Apparently you can comfortably cross the gulf stream in breeze with a northerly component we were not expecting it but made the most of it. I think our angle from Marathon made it possible. We the current gave a 1-3 knot boost most of the passage. It was a good trip in the good company of Alice Mae, Solas and Cay Paraiso. Will wait out the next front here before moving onto Nassau.

Cay Paraiso and Solas as we leave Marathon.

Cay Paraiso and Solas as we leave Marathon.

 

Sun setting over the Atlantic.

Sun setting over the Atlantic.

It was a nice moonlit passage.

It was a nice moonlit passage.

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Shane retires the US courtesy flag as we leave USA territorial waters.

Shane retires the US courtesy flag as we leave USA territorial waters.

A yellow "quarantine" flag is flown until we've cleared customs.

A yellow “quarantine” flag is flown until we’ve cleared customs.

All cleared in and flying the Bahamian flag.

All cleared in and flying the Bahamian flag.