We left our comfy island home in search of something more and landed ourselves in the big smoke of South Beach Miami! A world away from Utilia where golf carts and bicycles were replaced with Hummers and Ferrari’s! Dinners went from $20 a night to $100 and Matt almost fell off his chair when a can of beer and a cocktail cost the equivalent of a whole night out. Not that we are complaining – we had a very wild night, shopped up a storm and ate some amazing food whilst being treated to the outstanding service that America has to offer. When buying a new pair of sunnies we were offered bottles of water and chocolates to sweeten the deal!
We made a little stop in at the Miami marina to see what this shiny expensive town had to offer in the boat department, only to be blown away with how much money there actually is in this city. There were amazing boats lined up for miles! Also a 20 something year old captain with his hat on backwards, music blearing and 3 bikini clad hotties sitting on the top deck, backing a boat worth at least 20 million dollars into a tiny spot like it was nothing – definitely from another world!
On our last night we ventured to the famous beach bar Nikki Beach – the most off the hook place we have been so far! Our waitress kept the wine flowing while everywhere around us bikini clad amazing bodies danced and partied – you can seriously wear a bikini anywhere anytime in Miami and not look out of place or strange, only if you have high heels on too of coarse!
Now for the exciting news!! After a red eye back to Bocas we arrived at our new home/job – S/Y Captiva! An 80ft sailing yacht that we will be crewing in Panama, through the San Blas Islands and to Columbia! A mix of high end charters and transport for travelers between central and south America! Check out the website if you get a chance http://www.panamasailingadventures.com (you will see a few familiar faces featured on activities and Bocas to Cartagena) and if your planning a trip this way we would LOVE to have you on board!
Happy Easter, hope you all had a great break and more pics of our new job to come shortly!