Apparently the wi-fi works sometimes. I’m going to write this post and hope that the internet works when I’m done.
I’m wiped out and it’s only 10:30, being in the sun all day really drains your energy!
I don’t know time we were supposed to get up & leave the hotel this morning, but my Dad woke us up @ 6:45 to start getting ready. Sadly I only ate a blueberry muffin for breakfast, and had no coffee.. so sad.
We were on the water heading down the intercoastal water way by 8am. Unfortunately it’s a pretty long ride from the marina to the inlet out to the ocean- I think it took over an hour. So I guess we were on the ocean and headed across the big blue ocean around 9(ish).
The first 1.5 hours was a little rough. It was pretty windy, which in turn creates big waves. Big waves = little boat getting slammed around. You can’t go very fast with big waves, it’s a bad combination. The entire trip from Palm Beach to West End is about 67 miles. Right about half way it started to lay down and we were able to get a nice speed going.
Coming into West End!! Yippee!
Once we reached West End we put our yellow quarantine flag and headed to the customs dock to check in. I think it was about 1ish when we scooted in to customs. 4hrs isn’t a bad crossing time. The Customs department make you fill 900 forms and pay for a fishing permit. The forms and everything takes about an hour. An hour of sitting still, in a hot marina, just sweating & sweating & sweating. It’s sexy.
After we check into customs we headed further down the island to Lucaya. The marina we stay at is right outside of Port Lucaya- It takes about an hour to get from West End to the marina where we stay.
After we unloaded everything we went out fishing. It was a flop. Jeremy caught a stinky barracuda and that was it. Nothing was biting, and we couldn’t find any frigate birds.
Oh. bad news bears: I checked out the “gym” when we got here… the gym that is displayed on their website is nothing like the gym that is actually here. It’s in an un-airconditioned room.. I could live with this…. but the treadmill in there Is self-propelled or something. I Don’t even know what it is. I’ve never see anything like it before. I didn’t stay long and check everything out because I was just annoyed at the treadmill. I saw ONE weight.. 20lbs.. just one. not a set… no, just one weight.
I get that the gym probably isn’t a priority for a lot of people while they are here. I don’t know what the main clientele is here, but I think there are a lot of people that come by boat and are here to fish. buuutttt, I was really planning on running this week. bummer.
Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be back with pictures of fish or something exciting!
Live yo life, Mon!