Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year Sail through the Berry Islands

We spent New Year in Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands, the islanders even had fireworks! We had a great run from Bimini and spent the night anchored on the Great Bahama Bank. Amazing in the middle of nowhere, 50 nautical miles offshore and you can drop the anchor in 8 foot of water and in another 1 nM you are in 5000 feet. Incredible! The colours of the water are amazing, and we jump off the boat for a morning swim in the crystal clear water before we head off again. We have been sailing in company since we left the USA, which is always comforting. Fellow cruisers are always so ready to help. We spent Jacob's birthday under sail, and our fellow cruisers helped celebrate on board that evening. We are currently anchored near a lovely island called Frazer's Hog Cay and head off in the morning to Nassau on New Providence. We hope to spend Anastasia's birthday and a belated Jacob's birthday visiting Atlantis on Paradise Island. We plan to lash out on the Atlantis Marina and spend a night using their facilities e.g. pools, free entry to the aquarium and the luxury of a long hot shower!! We get excited when we get internet now days!!! We are all well and are enjoying the cruisers life! We are intending to keep sailing South and hope to sail to Georgetown in the Exumas in the coming weeks.

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