Bimini Casino and Resort
09 December 2006 | North Bimini
Even in the Bahamas, winter exists. Last night we had another cold front come our way and had wind blowing over 20 knots. You could hear the wind all night long. This weather will continue until the beginning of next week so we will be here in Bimini for a while. At least the temperature never goes below 70.
Randy and I rented a golf cart yesterday and explored the entire island. We had a lot of fun investigating the tide pools in the reefs and sand at the North point. We also took a look at the huge new casino/marina/resort/condo complex going in at the North end of the harbor. When the construction is done, it should bring additional business and jobs to the island. It will be very nice if they can keep the channel clear all the way up there too.
Bimini has seen a lot of changes over the last year. The Complete Angler, famous Hemingway hangout with lots of memorabilia, burned down last year, taking the son of the owner and all of the tradition with it. The Chalks seaplane port is now closed because a plane crashed last year killing several residents. On the positive side the drug runners were gone as far as we could tell due to the Bahamian partnership with the USCG and the new channel is a blessing to all boats interested in entering the harbor. Who knows, maybe the marinas will even have Wifi access to the Internet by next year with all of this BTC activity.