Originally Posted by C Skip R
I'm explaining the real world and how it is in the Bahamas. Been going to the Bahamas for over 30 years and rarely stop at the first point of entry unless its convenient. That's the real world if you want to stop at the first point of entry be my guest. True not all settlements or towns are set up for clearing.
Keep in mind the real world for the last 30 years may not be the real world now. They have gotten more diligent. If you don't believe that just anchor
without checking in. Still generally if you steer wide of entries there won't be an issue. But don't decide you'd like to just take a look at Atlantis in Nassau
in and out, and then proceed to the Abacos without clearing.
I haven't heard of them doing anything unreasonable, but they do know the difference between being in transit and stopping, and they are now checking for those stopping without clearing. Also, they know the waters they consider to be within the Bahamas, not just territorial waters.
And the real world today may not be what it is tomorrow.