Third and last part: to Nassau
Trip Start Nov 11, 2008
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The next stop is named Warderick Hells park because it's in a national park which is really well organised and where you can go for amazing walks between beaches which are... don't find the right word...
This place, some people say, is the most amazing or gordeous place they have ever been to and i would say 2 things : they haven't been in so many plces but they might be right if you imagine a perfect lagoon and 6 or 7 diferent blue !! I could say, even with the bad weather and dark sky we had, i twas impressive so if the weather is nice, i would say astonishing !! So we went for a second round of snorkeling and we saw many and many fishes, all sizes and colour, lobsters (not allowed to fish, argh...) You would do that the all day if you could !
On the beach beside the office was exposed a squeleton of a sperm whale dead because of plastic bags. It gives you some thoughts, hopefully...
After another navigation of around 40 nautic miles we arrived early in the day at highborne cay. I started making plans for after these travels. You have so much time to think about what you'd like to do and how, when... make plans. Today was something about canoeing on the Danube and other longest rivers in europe and repairing the boat in my garden to cross the atlantic in order to spend months in the caribbean and DR, Cuba and cross back for the next summer... We'll see ! Later !!
After i started preparing chapatis for the diner, i forgot how it takes time ! It was a success for me who is not used to cook at all (curry rice).
We went snorkeling for the last time even if the water was a bit cold and when they decided to go to the boat i stayed in and reach later the beach to get to my boat. The beach was desert except for me and an american, nice enough and before dark, i was again into the water to reach the Quasar, 800 meters away (first time for me on such a long distance, because i'm a very heavy stone...) On the way, ten meters away from me i saw this dark shape, familiar but unknown. God i went cold and deadly hot at the same time, i skiped a breath. It was moving slowly on the sea ground in my direction.
I didn't move looking the all time to it and i recognize some features. Later i discovered that i twas a nurse shark which is not dangerous at all if you don't bother it. But at the time, it was definitely scary. It went right below me and i could see it so well, about 3m and half, not bad !! I swam really fast to get on board and felt alive so strongly that normal life seems grey and fade in comparison.
Nassau : it's now another kind of problem which starts now. Indeed I'm really close to the state and it seems now easy to reach the « new continent » but now i have to pass the administration troubles. There are no official way of travelling between the States and the Bahamas but flying. My bet is not to fly and i'm not sure i can get to florida using a sailing ride or private ride cause the 3 months visa i'll take doesn't apply for this way. I have to donfirm that Monday at the first hour...