Thursday, April 12, 2012

Meet the neighbors at Spanish Cay, April 10-12, 2012

Spanish cay is a small private island, accessible only by boat or small plane. A half dozen residents, including the owner and working help, maintain this three mile stretch in the Sea of Abaco. Once visited by the likes of J. Edgar Hoover and a trio of famous Mafioso, Spanish Key now includes a twenty year old development of a dozen stilt condos, a bar set IN the ocean, and a “hotel” for those not staying on their boat. We used this island as our introduction to the Abacos and to break up our sail. (I don’t know why we use that word; we are motoring most of the time.) There are beaches to walk to, a simple restaurant and pool, and our neighbors included 25’ to 150 foot vessels, and some strange sea life that appears at feeding time. Note how clear the water is!

Next to  the boat, before dinner.

Next to the boat, after dinner.
The sport fishermen clean their catch and call the sharks to the dock.
 Don't fall in here!

Photo credits to Rick on this one! Don't leave your tote bags on the ground.

Hotel at Spanish Cay
Promise at sunset, flyinging the Bahamian courtesy flag.