This morning we were planning on waking up at 3am to head fo Bimini, but woke up ready to face the world at 2am. The skyline looked beautiful beyond the darkness of the water.
By 4am I lay down to nap while Danny manned the helm, then at 7am I took over while he slept. There’s something magical about being on watch at sunrise. Witnessing the world awaken, one soft pastel at a time, it’s an experience I hope everyone is privileged to have at some point in their lives.
We set a couple fishing lines and trolled the entire crossing, and hooked one mahi mahi on the hand line, just to watch it spin in the air, unhook itself and swim away. I can’t be upset when a fish does that – even though I would have been excited about the catch. Good on them for being such great fighters!
Once we reached Bimini, welcomed in by a plethora of spotted eagle rays, I stepped aside with the kids and with them, committed myself to the cool, clear ocean, while the adults stayed on deck and completed visa paperwork. This girl has priorities…
By the time all the legal nonsense was completed it was pushing 5pm, so we motored a couple miles over to the Sapona Wreck, eating dinner along the way. We dropped anchor for the night and went for an exquisite evening snorkel around the wreckage.
Sting rays and turtles were our snorkeling companions
The evening light looked gorgeous through the water as I dove down.
A grumpy old stingray watch me closely, acting quite unamused by my presence.
A fantastic close to yet another incredible day. Once again, we will sleep well as we are rocked, and hopefully this time we will slumber beyond 2am. If not, I’ll be diving down with flashlight in hand, to see what sleepy marine life I can spot.