From Key Biscayne Bay to Bimini

From Key Biscayne Bay to Bimini

Left Ft. Lauderdale to sail down the coast to Biscayne Bay.  Spent the night “on the hook,” which means we anchored  overnight.

We were greeted across the water by Charlie and Cathy Simon, “Ahoy, Mahi!”  This wonderful couple have circumnavigated around the world on their Taswell 58, Celebrate.  We first met

 the Celebrate crew  back in Ft. Lauderdale.  Here is one of the pictures I took of Celebrate at anchor.

Joe and I made a point of not anchoring too close, which is poor cruiser etiquette to do so. Still, I took some nice images of Celebrate and Cathy says she took some nice pictures of out boat, too.  Below is a picture of Mahi taken in the twilight by Cathy Simon from Celebrate:

Left in the morning to head to Bimini.  It was a tad rough going across, but we had faith in our boat and crew.  No one got seasick, which is a good thing.

 We arrived to North Bimini well before dark, took us about 9 hours total.  Above photo was taken as we approached the entrance channel.

 We tied up to the dock with help from other boats to catch our lines.  Everyone here is incredibly nice!  Invites for Happy hour were made, something we plan to do every night until we leave.  Networking with other cruisers and socializing is part of the awesome cruising experience!

I leave you with a photo of how incredibly beautiful this place is:

Hugs from S/V Mahi crew- Joe, Carla and Ethan

4 thoughts on “From Key Biscayne Bay to Bimini”

  • So very excited for you to have finally gotten to sea!!! How fun to meet up with Charlie and Cathy for your first night out – what tales they could tell!!! The sailing community appears to be like the quilting community – friendly and fun to be around! Glad your first long stretch tested your sea legs just a little and no one got sick…I got sea sick once in dense fog coming into Seattle – I need a horizon to keep my tummy happy!! Mahi looks so perfect in that picture!!!

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