Bahamas Bound Anchored Bahama Bank in the Middle of the Ocean Escape 31

Picking up where we left off after sailing across the gulf stream rounding Bimini and continuing across Great Bahama Bank where the dolphins return for another encounter. We anchor up on the bank just as the sun starts setting in what feels like the middle of the ocean, with perfect glass calm conditions until the breeze shifts around to the northeast during the night and we’re forced to head out before the sun comes up but more about that next time…

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Escape – Episode 31 Season 1

Sailing Vessel Escape
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