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Bow Rider to Bimini, #2, My Monterey, Open Ocean Bow Rider Cruising in a Monterey

On the eve of my departure, NOAA marine weather  indicated that the sea and wind conditions for a Bahaman Crossing were close to perfect for Sunday. I checked out of my hotel, dropped off my rental car and prepared to sleep onboard in a sleeping bag to get an early start.

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Bow Rider to Bimini, #1, My Monterey, Open Ocean Bow Rider Cruising in a Monterey

Bow Rider to Bimini

My Monterey

Open Ocean Bow Rider Cruising in a Monterey

There was no other boat in sight. No land to see off in the distance. Nothing. I was alone on the Atlantic Ocean about 11 miles off the coast of South Florida, heading to Bimini in the Bahamas Islands chain. The boat’s sounder had stopped reading the water depth long ago. My cell telephone no longer had a signal. I had the VHF on channel 16 and heard other boaters, but they were beyond my horizon. I slowed to idle to take it all in. I spun the boat around a full 360 degrees and saw water in every direction. No land. No boats. No people. I was very, very happy.

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