More of Nanny Cay

Everywhere you turn at Nanny Cay, the view is stunning. The mountains, Sir Francis Drake channel, even the marina itself. There is a definite pride of ownership at this marina evident in the crew, the facility, and all the individual small businesses situated here. Someone is always about sweeping and cleaning the docks, the walkways, the little paths through the grounds. They even boast the most gorgeous shower and bath facilities in the Caribbean. Look below for a small glimpse of the shower suites and you will agree.

Nanny Cay Rest Room
Nanny Cay Rest Room

You can find anything you need at Nanny Cay. The yard has a lift big enough to haul the largest catamarans. Services available run the gamut from basic bottom cleaning to custom fabrication of any description. When our outboard motor lost its cooling water, my first call was Nanny Cay, and I was directed to an outboard mechanic on site who checked for the part, then called me back to set an appointment with me for a couple days later. It is important to have connections like that when you are in a foreign land far from home. It’s really nice to have the dockmaster come up to you and say “We’re glad to see you again Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick. What can I do to assist you today?”  
Looking East down the Docks
Looking East down the Docks

We’ve spent far more time and money at Nanny Cay than we might choose, but it is hard to find a better place to leave your boat. Hurricane safe, secure from theft, and everything you want or desire within a short walk. Even a fine wine and chocolate shop!
The grounds and one of the Guest Houses at Nanny Cay
The grounds and one of the Guest Houses at Nanny Cay

As much as we love Nanny Cay, we were anxious to get underway. We’d committed to two couples for time on the boat down here in Paradise, one for two weeks and a second for a week or so – time and place to be determined. We told each couple they could choose either the date or the place to meet us, but not both. Neither could understand what seemed to be such a strange request. Joe and Casey McClash, sailing friends from home, wanted to meet us in St. Martin on March 4th. Nope I said, either March 4th, or St Martin, but not both. As their visit later proved, there was no way we could make it down to St. Martin from the BVI for March 4th. Winds in the week prior to March 4 were running 20 to 30 knots right on the nose with seas to 12 feet. Not exactly our cup of tea for the 100 mile jaunt down there. But anyway, it’s time to begin this year’s adventure.

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