Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hanging out in Nassau

We left the Exumas last Wednesday, 5/13. The high winds were coming in again and we wanted to make it to Nassau where we would be more protected in a marina. Today is Wednesday, 5/20 and we are still waiting for the winds to die down before we can leave. We need 3 good weather days to get back to Florida. When we leave here we will travel about 5 hours to the Berry Islands and Frasier’s Hog Cay. Then we will travel from there to Bimini which will be a very long 10 hour day. Then we have another 10 hour day to somewhere in Florida, we hope to Lake Worth at West Palm Beach. Right now we are hoping to leave tomorrow and if we are very lucky, we will be back in Florida late on Saturday. We are keeping toes and fingers crossed.

Yesterday we have had thunderstorms off and on. We saw winds of over 50 knots. Good thing we doubled all our lines. So, we have been rocking and rolling on the boat all week. We all decided that we needed to get off the boats and have some fun so on Saturday we went to Atlantis for a water park day. Atlantis is a combination of a Las Vegas-like casino and Disney World. There are several huge hotels and lots of condos, restaurants and shops. They have 3 magnificent aquariums. We walked around and saw the hotel and aquariums then it was off to the water park for lots of laughs. Some of those rides were pretty thrilling.

Pictures of the Atlantis Hotel

One of the three aquariums

Manta Ray

Vicki and Lynnie

Look down fish

Moon Jellies

Goliath Grouper and friend

Stopped for lunch and this sign was next to our table

Lynnie and Rick in front of a cool flying fish sculpture

Yesterday we went ‘downtown’ to the Straw Market where they sell everything you can think of.
At the Straw Market

A very cool mural on the wall downtown.

While we have enjoyed Nassau we are ready to gooooooo. Hope to be in the US on Saturday. We’ll update the blog when we get there.