TOTAL MILES TRAVELED TODAY: 0 NM
DOCKED AT BIMINI BLUE WATER RESORT
$1.00/FOOT AND $20.00/POWER=$73.00
SUNRISE IN BIMINI: 6:55 AM
SUNSET IN BIMINI: 5:28 PM
It was Captain Bob’s for breakfast this morning. This legendary eatery caters to early rising fishermen as well as locals by opening at 6:30 AM seven days a week. Bob and Bonnie Smith opened up over 40 years ago and ran the place until Bob’s death in 2001. Bonnie then sold to a former employee, Esther Edgecombe, and who upholds the tradition of a great, early morning breakfast.
|CAPTAIN BOB'S FOR BREAKFAST|
Ugh! Time to get on the brightwork. Our last effort in March was not such a great job and now it is in dire need of some TLC. Dan had the little power sander out and really cleaned it up. We worked on the two long handrails from the helm doors forward. First it was sand, sand, sand then wiping down with both mineral spirits and a tack-rag and finally the first coat of diluted varnish went on. Looking good! During the next few days we will lightly sand and reapply several coats of the varnish. We will also attempt to include more areas of the wood each day.
|NOT A PRETTY SIGHT WHEN WE BEGAN WORKING|
|DAN THE MAN SANDING|
|SANDING DONE AND READY FOR THE FIRST COAT OF VARNISH|
|FIRST COAT DONE!|
What a mess we were! Sawdust clung to our hair and coated every visible body part. Showers were indeed a welcome event.
While trying to recuperate from our intense day of work we heard a ruckus out on the street. We, along with everyone else in the marina, rushed out to see just what was going on. A parade!! We all felt our “smile index” rising as the revelers marched on to the church for a Christmas celebration. What a nice surprise for us visitors.
|THE PARADE WAS A WELCOMED DIVERSION|
LOOK AT THOSE HAPPY FACES