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CRUISING THE BAHAMAS

Voyage of Rhombus, 2018 Great Harbour to Highbourne Cay By Fred Braman Two thousand eighteen marked 30 years of my travels to The Bahamas. Most visits have been in my own cruising sailboats, Monilou and Rhombus, but I’ve also traveled by cruise ship, MailBoat and an occasional airplane. I’ve lost track of the number of my visits. I’ve learned to love the country and her people as a second home and have developed over time a deep respect and great awe for the country’s extraordinary geography. The 700 islands and over 2000 rocks and cays are sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean. They look like a series of unimposing low-slung islands from a distance. Close up, especially when you are trying to sail among them, you appreciate the islands’ craggy shorelines and gentle beaches, gigantic rocks that jut from otherwise broad open bays, underwater coral traps for the unwary mariner, vast luminous aquamarine sandy banks, deep-blue underwater cliffs, and in-shore blue holes where you can step off a sandy beach into 700 feet of water. Nowhere does the extraordinary geography of this spectacular archipelago reveal itself more clearly than in the central Bahamas. The color contrasts tell it all!

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