Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Slow blogging, just back from Bimini

Just got back from a trip on a boat with our friends Spence and Dale.

We had a great time!!

They are anchored off Bimini for the winter so they picked us up at the ferry dock which is between N & S Bimini and off we went.

For those that don't know there is a string of tiny islands, only a few have people living on them, about 50 miles East of Miami in the Western Bahamas.

The North Island is 600 yards wide and about 7 miles long. The N end of the N Island is getting a huge development that stands pretty much empty at the moment and many wonder how the island will be able to support it. The rest of the N Island is the typical Carribbean Island, relatively poor with not a lot going on.

The S Island is where the airport is, has 2 medium sized resorts that seem to be good stewards of the earth. Bimini Sands has built and maintain a very nice nature trail.

But the best part of the whole thing is the water. It is beautiful. We ate fish, conch, lobster which we caught, every day. Went snorkeling, which was my very favorite part (even with seeing a Nurse Shark) and picking up conch right out of the dingy.

Now we're rested up and ready to get back to work.

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