Finally in the Bahamas
21 March 2018
Changed our plans… yet again. The boat was ready to cross to the Bahamas by mid-January. However mother nature had other ideas and there were no weather windows for east bound Gulf Stream crossings. We rented a mooring at Sunset Marina in Stuart Florida and were just enjoying the weather and all the benefits that Old Port Stuart has to offer and waited for an opportunity.
Then I went to Puerto Rico for 5 weeks to work on the Hurricane restoration effort. Initially I declined the offer. But we were able to secure a safe dock inside the Marina and I called back and accepted the still open position.
Fast forward five weeks I’m back in Florida, Mary Beth is still speaking to me and still no weather window for easy east bound crossings. We decided to just enjoy the rest of the winter in Florida and head North in early April. Then a beautiful 3 day window opened up for gulf stream crossings. I floated the idea out and MB said ok. So we topped off the supplies and left the next day.
The crossing from Lake Worth to the Berry islands took 24 hours. It was a complete motor boat ride but the stars were out and it was warm. There was enough freighter traffic in the Northwest Providence channel that we took Sapphire south to the edge of the Bahamas bank and stayed out of the traffic lanes.
We arrived at Great Harbor Berry Islands on 03/19 , We anchored out for a few hours to top off the water tanks and enjoy the blue blue water before heading into the marina to clear customs and immigration.
So here we are sitting out a minor blow, enjoying the beaches, people, and the weather.
All for now.
We took a few pictures at the beach which I'll I will try to put in the Gallery