We left Bimini late Friday night and even if we had low wind we did good speed with the help of the currents. Julia had her first night-watch onboard Bay Dreamer and she sailed the boat all by her self until 5 a clock in the morning.
Our expectations of Grand Bahamas were pretty high, a little bit to high maybe. It is very touristy over here and I think that we all agree that we will set sail down south pretty soon. Don´t get me wrong, we have the sun, the beaches, the drinks and everything else that makes life good- but it can always get better.
At the moment we are tied up in Lucayan Marina. The marina is really nice but also very expensive (100 us/day). One of our alternators broke down and this place is probably our best and only option to get it fixed. We managed to find a local guy that knew someone that probably could fix it- we will see tomorrow.
Anna, Julia and me got our first Manatee experience today! Another name for the Manatee is Sea Cow, and I must say that the name is really suitable for the big sea grass-eating creature. It looks a bit like a sea lion and they seem to behave like a Labrador. Apparently they live in the sea but they need freshwater to survive so lucky him that Anna and Julia found a freshwater hose lying around in the marina!!
They told us there are a lot of sharks swimming around in the marina when the game fishermen are cleaning the catch of the day. Anna saw one but at the time we did not believe her- sorry Anna!
Hopefully we will get a working alternator back tomorrow so that we can move on. The plan is to do a shark dive tomorrow afternoon.