February 1-8 Current Island, Paradise Island & Bimini, Bahamas

img_0533.JPGimg_0553.JPGimg_0569.JPGimg_0590.JPGimg_0592.JPGimg_0599.JPGimg_0602.JPGimg_0611.JPGimg_0614.JPGimg_0640.JPGimg_0626.JPGimg_0642.JPGimg_0663.JPGimg_0668.JPGAfter leaving Spanish Wells we spent 2 dreamy nights anchored offshore.  The first was off Current Island, Eleuthera & the 2nd was off Rose Island, close to Nassau.  The tender had to come down to be able to enjoy the deserted beaches and, of course, allow Dugan & Dylan the opportunity to relieve themselves.  Long walks on the beaches, beautiful sunsets & dinners on the flybridge made for a great time after the hustle & bustle of Harbour Island.   We pulled into the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in Nassau & soon were joined by Trip’s sister Beth & her husband Jim who spent the long weekend with us.  Atlantis is an amazing resort.  It has a location other than this one & that is in Dubai.  The marina, casino, water park, etc. are truly incredible.  Next door is the “One & Only Ocean Club”, owned by Atlantis & previously a private estate.  We toured the magnificent gardens & had dinner one night in their 5 star restaurant, sitting right on the ocean.  Tally-Ho, which often had been the biggest yacht in the harbor, certainly didn’t have that claim to fame here.  In fact, quite the opposite as mega-yachts crowd the marina.  Probably the best photo op in the entire complex is the Casino’s king chair which people line up to sit in.  After the craziness of the complex we enjoyed a great day anchored off Rose Island with snorkeling, sunning, beach walks, etc.  Back onboard the next day we had a nice bon voyage brunch for Beth & Jim & we & our crew said goodbye.  Next it was on to Chubb Cay again & Bimini as we made our way west back to the USA.  Bimini is certainly not a tourist destination unless fishing is a priority.  At least it gets you 50 miles from Florida.

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