|Nati in No Name Harbor|
The "stream" was a bit choppy but Nati was liking the wind and we soon caught up with everyone. Still we were all having fun but.....wait there is another cat closing on us! Ah.....they made the mistake of having their port engine on when they went by.....that is cheating!!
We crossed over on to the Bahamian Bank around 1330 and reported to Kismet that the "magic water" was still there! Yes, it was beautiful. We went from over 1,500 feet deep water to 20 in less than 5 minutes!!
|We are on the "bank".|
We got a slip at the Nassau Harbor Club and got checked into Immigrations & Customs by early afternoon. We gave Nati & ourselves a good washing down and had an early dinner via Domino's Pizza. I fell asleep by 630pm. Anne followed 45 minutes later.
The crossing was great. 178 miles and we used less than 6 gallons of fuel, mostly coming into the harbor and the last 8 miles which were DDW (dead downwind). Our top speed was over 9.5kts and we could have had our first 200 miles, 24 hour day if we didn't slow the girl down. She was handling all the conditions without a fight.
Later today we will head south towards the north end of the Exumas. Who knows where we will spend New Years Eve??!! No worries though.......it will be in the BAHAMAS!!
|Going through the Nassau entrance|
|Kismet going past Atlantis|