Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Back from Sailing the Bahamas

I haven't posted the past week (or so) because I was sailing from the Bahamas to Key West - a wonderful and restorative thing to do.
At sea, with the wind, waves, and sea surrounding you, land-based problems seem as distant as Pluto. Time, which often comes at us too quickly or too slowly, seems to steady itself and come at you at the right speed...just as it should be appreciated.
I've attached a few photos from the trip. At times, I couldn't help but feel like I was in a painting, surrounded by a level of beauty that one would orchestrate if one could.

Here is a photo of the approach to Andros Island. The sandy bottom that surrounds the island causes the sea to look like an immense swimming pool.
Andros is a large and mostly undeveloped island. I'm amazed about the number of people who flock to the Atlantis on Nassau - a seething theme park and completely devoid of anything authentically Bahamian. But, to each his own.
Next is a photo of cannons that "guard" the Fresh Creek on Andros.
Next is a photo from an allnight sail. With no moon, I cannot remember ever seeing more stars.

Our last night before the crossing to the Keys, we were treated to a spectacular sunset. The deep red of the setting sun was caused by the smoke from wildfires in Florida.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, Dave. Here's something we can agree on. What a great trip.