Monday, January 10, 2011

Still Blue




I couldn’t resist starting with another shot of the beautiful water…

We’ve been in Bimini for a few days and had a chance to walk around the island. It’s certainly small enough for everyone to know everyone. We came across a funeral procession on Saturday and it seemed the whole island turned out to honor and bury a local priest. It was pretty somber procession on the way to the graveyard… even the few tourists that were here stopped and stood along the road to show respect. On the way back from the cemetery, it was a whole different story. There was dancing and singing and happy music… I didn’t feel right photographing the first procession, but it seemed fitting to photograph the celebratory part of the day.


The down side of stopping to enjoy a place for a few days is that this is what happens to the inside of the boat.... 



Skip started installing the single side band radio and everything that needed to be connected was under something else that needed to be moved etc etc... There are tools, many tools. And wires, and connectors and assorted odd other things….  and then one project turns into another. We’re moving on from here today – but the radio isn't quite connected yet. When we stop again for a few days I can just repost these same photos because it’ll look just like this again.

This morning before we left Bimini to head for Gun Cay, we took the dinghy over to check out the mangroves across the bay. The New Hampshire kids (see previous post) had been over there and had seen some sharks in the shallows. No sharks out today but we did see several large rays gliding over the sand. 



The view heading back to the boat from the mangroves
We've met a great mix of people at the anchorage in Bimini, some have been out sailing for years and some for just a few months. We're all taking this weather window to go across the Great Bahama Bank and we'll be keeping each other company on the way. The winds are forecast to be calm and we anticipate that our exit from Bimini will be a little less hair raising than our entrance. We are, however, stowing everything carefully on both sides of the boat.

5 comments:

Eliza said...

30 degrees right now (feels like 19) and expecting 12-18 inches of snow tomorrow night and Wednesday. Saturday can't come soon enough!!!

Cindy Barnard said...

Oh my...that water is sooooooo blue.

Remain said...

Ahh! Sunny skies and blue water. Now we're talkin! xo
Thelma

Lisa said...

It is so fun following your adventures, particularly as I look outside and see a snow white covering on the ground! Enjoy your trip and thanks for sharing all of your wonderful stories and PHOTOS with us.....you've come a long way from that basement darkroom, neighbor! xoLisa

Madeline said...

Hi all.... we're not finding much in the way of internet access, so the blog's slowed down a little. It's Friday the 21st and we're headed for Farmer's Cay tonight.... hopefully we'll have internet access there.

More soon!