Did you know that this is our 6th time travelling to the Exumas? We did it twice on our power cat Coyaba. (there is a link to this blog on the right). The last 4 times has been on Time Out.
Did you know that we usually travel 8 knots.... if we decide to go faster and travel at 10 knots, we use double the fuel, if we go 18 knots, it is 4 times the fuel.
We have a water maker on board. It turns the salt water into fresh water! We have to run the generator to use it. If you buy water in Bahamas, it will cost 75 cents per gallon and sometimes it is not good quality water.
Did you know that we have 2 freezers and 2 fridges? One freezer can be turned into a fridge later if we need it.
We have a washing machine on board! And a dryer (same machine), but the high speed dryer is the clothesline!
Did you know that if you use a Credit Card down here, they will charge you an extra 5%? We bring cash! Big city like Nassau may not charge the extra 5%.
The U.S. dollar is the same as a Bahamian dollar in value.
A bag of nacho chips or Ripple chips will cost $7+ so we bring all chips and other provisions with us.
There is a VAT (value added tax) on EVERYTHING in Bahamas, 12%. This is new in last couple of years.
There are boats here that are flagged from many countries. There are many from Canada.
Conch is a very popular food here. There are the shells everywhere. But, they are over fished right now.
Boats our size have to pay $300 to cruise here which includes our fishing licenses.
We have satellite t.v. on board, every time we move the boat we can turn our tv on and it finds all our channels.
We are in Bimini now at a marina waiting to cross the Gulf Stream. The weather and winds are not in our favour.
On our way out of Nassau, this beautiful Norwegian Cruise Liner was there with this painted on the side.
On our way to Bimini we anchored on The Banks, 40 miles from any land all by ourselves. We travelled through some light rain and then the above rainbow showed up. We could see both ends, we motored right under it. So cool.
This funnel cloud was not where we were travelling, we saw a few on our way to Bimini.
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