Could we be any more excited to tell you that we are finally leaving?
I.cannot.even.believe.we.are.finally.to.this.point. It feels like it has taken forever, but we are finally (just about) ready to set sail on the adventure of a freaking lifetime.
Sometimes, I have to pinch myself. We are really doing this! Living on our boat. Traveling to exciting new places. Living more simply. Enjoying the now. This is totally happening.
We have pretty much wrapped up our exhausting list of boat projects, Oliver has his Bahamian doggie permit ready and waiting, we are currently moving everything onto the boat, and just finishing up other last minute pertinent details…you know, like buying our alcohol supply for the boat. Oh, and food too. That’s important.
We are prepping to leave later this week! And hoping the weather cooperates for a Thursday/Friday departure from Naples, where we will be sailing first to either Marathon OR Key West. We haven’t completely decided.
From the Keys, we will then cross the Gulf Stream and sail to Bimini in the Bahamas. Once we arrive in the Bahamas, we will be spending some quality time exploring LOTS of different islands as we sail toward the Turks & Caicos, and the Virgin Islands. But don’t worry, we are definitely taking our time. We don’t want to rush this experience at all!
Here are a few things on my personal bucket list to SEE and DO while we are in the Bahamas…
- Snorkeling (that’s a no brainer)
- Pink sand beaches
- Red starfish
- Swimming pigs (Big Major Cay)
- Fishing! (Lots of it, and hopefully just as much “catching”)
- Making our own sushi
- Spearing lobster
- Trying conch
- Visiting local markets
- Bahamian food
And that’s barely scratching the surface!!! Now, who wants to come visit us while we’re in the Bahamas? We would sure love to have you!
Bahamas, here we come! xoxo.
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