Can't forget these two ;-)
Almost forgot..... Chris & Indira Kleen were delayed due to weather (they left Washington State on Sunday, 3 days earlier) and arrived late afternoon;
The fuel truck was there to fuel Jimmyb's plane as soon as his prop stopped spinning (and all of us were fueled in succession). We removed all of our bags out from the planes, and the FBO team gathered them all up and placed them inside the Customs building. The FBO was truly ready for our arrival...
About 2 weeks before our arrival, Jermaine at Strachan Aviation (the FBO we used) asked us to provide info on each passenger including full name, date of birth and passport number. This was a 'first', and we all sent him the information. I tell you, he took all that information and had ALL of our forms pre-filled out prior to our arrival. He passed them out to each Pilot.
After the last of the flights arrived, I buttoned up our plane and walked into the Customs office. I can tell you that all we had to do was show our passports and sign our names on the Custom's form. That took no more than 1 (yes, one) minute from the time I entered the building.
After passing through the Customs booth, we saw our bags, picked them up then placed them on the table at the next station where the officer asked us if we brought in any fruits or vegetables. "No, we did not" followed by "Welcome to the Bahamas". I swear we were in/out in less that 5 minutes, truly, a WORLD RECORD
compared to any of our previous trips! Thank you Jermaine!!!!!
Several taxi's were there to transport our group (25 people) to the resort (and you have seen pictures of the resort). Jimmyb, Dave Buono and myself were able to get a 2-tank, afternoon dive in with Dive Exuma
and were in the water about 3 hours after landing. All I can say is that I am now on Island Time 'Mon ;-)
No kidding: Keep poundin' them rivets because it is ABSOLUTELY ALL WORTH IT
! Rosie & Tuppergal