If you spend the day here, you’ll want to stay here!

It’s the return of Sacred Heart University! This time, we’re joined by several students from other universities. We headed to Bimini from Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday afternoon; for some of us, today’s travel was the first time we’d ever been on such a small plane! Less than 20 minutes after takeoff, we arrived at the smallest airport we’d ever seen! We needed to take the water taxi to North Bimini and were entertained by the operator’s young son at the wheel.

It was great seeing Bimini’s blue water for the first time. We all settled into the hotel, two of us by accidentally popping a window out. Oops. Thankfully, they fixed it!

We soon started our first adventure: a ride aboard the Bimini Tram. It was fun, with lots of catchy Bimini songs! Sampling conch salad was the highlight; in some areas empty conch shells were even used as makeshift sea walls. We learned fun facts during the tour, including hearing about a few of Bimini’s haunted spaces. Our tour guide was proudly telling us about his son, who is an aspiring baseball player. We noticed how nice the people of Bimini are; many waved and said hello as we passed on the tram. After the tram tour, we headed to the beach for the first time – we thought we saw a human bobbing in the water, but it was a sea turtle!

It’s windy here, but thankfully we haven’t blown away….yet. It’s been great for all of us to meet each other, including our one lone male representative. So far, he’s holding his own! Tomorrow we’ll be practicing our snorkeling skills from the beach and we’re looking forward to it!

Until then,

“Bobby & The Bimini Babes” (SHU 2013)