This marina isn't fancy but they are very nice and $1.50 a ft isn't bad, and they have a pool. The supermarket is right across the street.
We ate that night at Poop Deck looking over the Nassau Yacht Haven Marina. If you have a drink during happy hour they give you some free conch fritters. The food is good and the view fun.
Right away I did 4 loads of laundry, a lot of catching up to do. It's $6 a load there (and $10 a load at the Great Harbor Marina in the north Berrys, so I waited) and they have 4 machines of each.
|Fun and instructive to watch an expert clean conch|
In the afternoon we took a local bus downtown with Julie and Peter and walked around. A big water taxi took us over to Paradise Island for $4 each and then we walked around gawking at the mega yachts before having dinner at one of the casual restaurants surrounding their marina. It was a pleasant walk over the southern bridge and back to the marina afterwards.
|Conch are ugly but delicious. Luckily they don't look like|
this when you eat them
We left the dock the next morning at 8:30AM and had a quiet trip across the banks, mostly motoring. There are a number of coral heads on the direct route so we took a dog leg around them, still keeping a bit of a watch.
Alan Cay is a very pretty anchorage and if not too crowded, easy to find a good spot. At this time of the year it's not a problem. Otherwise it would be good to try and get there early.
|This is a typical open air restaurant under the bridge in Nassau- check the menu out.|
|Anything Goes at the Marina across from us at dawn.|
|Yes, this was accidental! I'm afraid Peter and Julie lost a|
good deal of sleep over this. We were a bit oblivious.
|The iguanas at Alan Cay are big - they are well fed by the|
tourists and the cruisers