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Dramamine, Scopolamine, and the Straits of Florida

The weather window to cross from Miami to the Bahamas looked great today, so we set out on the 61-mile journey. Winds and waves were under our threshold of 10-15 mph and 1-2 feet, but we did not anticipate the great ocean swells across the Straits of Florida. With 2500 feet of Atlantic Ocean beneath her, Adagio bobbed and weaved across the Straits like a 37,000-pound cork, while I ran below for Dramamine and Scopolamine ear patches. As we wished for a bigger, faster, and smoother boat, Santiago's words from Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea rang in our ears: "Now is no time to think of what you do not have. Think of what you can do with what there is." Another metaphor for life.....


After docking at the Bimini Big Game Club Marina in Alice Town, we completed customs and immigration and were greeted by a shiver of Bull Sharks awaiting leftovers from the sport fishing boats nearby. No swimming allowed in this marina!



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elisevwilliam
Feb 20, 2022

OK...for once I'm not jealous of your crossing to the Bahamas. Unlike Leslie B. I like my adventures low-risk 🤣. Ya'll are brave and inspiring. Love the metaphor :). Elise

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Ed Miller
Ed Miller
Feb 11, 2022

So proud of you two!! You are really going for it and living the dream. Go! Go! Go!!!

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Kay
Kay
Feb 11, 2022
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Thanks Ed! Come join us!

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Guest
Feb 09, 2022

Oh wow!

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lgbi1017
Feb 09, 2022

Man oh man I hate I missed that part!! I love a “high” adventure!

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cfludlam
Feb 09, 2022

Steve's great-grandfather, Samuel Bishop Ludlam, died at sea in the early 1900"s while serving as first mate on a cargo ship (due to some unknown illness). He is buried on Bimini.

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Kay
Kay
Feb 09, 2022
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We’ll give it a try. We’re Learning how to use our electric bikes so should be able to get there. Thanks for sharing this info!

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