Thursday, February 7, 2013

Norman’s Cay

It’s been a while…
We spent one night at Norman’s Cay where the big draw was McDuff’s bar on the beach.  Unfortunately when we got there it was closed for renovations.  We had all been looking forward to a burger and beer here and although the kitchen was still open they were only serving the construction crews.  McDuff's is now under new ownership and should be up and running some time in March.

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the runway
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a leftover plane in the hangar
We walked around the end of the island and explored the remains of drug lord Carlos Lehder’s headquarters.  Most of the buildings and houses are abandoned and in ruins.  There is a partially submerged plane left over from the drug days that would have been fun to snorkel around but it was a little too rough.

It will be interesting to see what they will do with the island.  The plans are for a new marina, restaurant, resort and dock and with the runway already in place it makes it easy to bring people in.

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I bet it was beautiful in it's day

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Brian, Sally and Cricket the cat sailing on our 41 foot Morgan Classic sailboat. In October 2011 we sold our house, quit our jobs and set out for Florida in search of a sailboat. We found her in Madeira Beach Florida. A 1987 41 foot Morgan Classic. Our plan is to sail for a couple of years. First to the Bahamas, after that...who knows.