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Great day at the Blue Hole—nice beach, colorful water, beautiful surrounds, rocks to climb, and dive records to set!

venture to Long Island, think about climbing into the record books. The free immersion dive record is out of reach, but the “ultra-free” record stands at a little over ten feet! We spent the next few days exploring every part of this very “long island,” relaxing at the beach and searching for sea glass in the mornings, and investigating watering holes and small shops widely scattered along the island’s only road during the afternoons. Invariably we’d end up at our own hotel’s Rowdy Boys Bar and Grill to top off the evenings with dinner and nightcaps. It was a nice routine and we could have kept it up indefinitely! As much as we loved Long Island, we only had two weeks and wanted to see more. Our target was nearby San Salvador, a little to the northeast and historically significant as Columbus’ first landing spot in the New World. But we found it much easier getting to Long Island than leaving it. With no MailBoat on the horizon and having exhausted other marine transport possibilities, we turned to Freddy (more on “Freddy” in part II), and 20 minutes or so after our meeting, we landed in San Salvador to begin another adventure. Stay tuned for Part II in next month’s issue: “Bahamas by MailBoat; San Salvador, The Original Bahamas Cruiser, and a Club Med!” Fred Braman and companions, Dave Blake of Arizona and Phil Lugger of Michigan, all contributed to this article series. Most of the photographs are by Dave Blake Photography. More of Dave’s trip photos can be seen at www.pbase.com/twolanetommy/mailboatbahamas2017. For clubs or interested travelers, they are happy to their details of our experience. Contact the author at fredbraman@hotmail.com. An information package, helpful in trip planning, is also available by email upon request. News & Views for Southern Sailors

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Southwinds December 2017  

A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...

Southwinds December 2017  

A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...