The Island in the Stream

We are now fully, and officially, out cruising again. We checked into the Alicetown on Bimini, Bahamas yesterday, uneventfully. We now have a 90 day cruising permit for the country of the Bahamas, and are working on more specific plans for our route south and east. A

As we have in the past, we tied up at Brown’s Marina on North Bimini. It is reasonable in cost, close to the harbor entrance, friendly, and a short walk to customs and immigration. In one of those rule changes that only a true paper-pusher could understand the procedure is now reversed from before: Immigration FIRST then Customs. Who knew that had it backwards for all those years??

The view from Harmonie’s cockpit At Brown’s Marina, North Bimini.

Our next planned stop is in Royal Harbor near Spanish Wells at the north end of Eleuthera. We’ll likely spend a day or two there waiting out some strong winds before we progress down toward the Exumas.

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