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So, why did we move 2,000 miles away from our home in Knoxville, Tennessee? Michael accepted a position as the director of retail and international sales for a Caribbean clothing brand.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Night: Marina Cay

For Christmas dinner, we headed east to Marina Cay {pronounced "key"} an 8-acre island owned by Pusser's.  Getting there is easy with ferry service that runs on the hour.  Notice I didn't use the word glamourous...that's the ferry boat on the right. 





Marina Cay has a very special story...the island was first settled by a pair of newlyweds in 1937.  Robb and Rodie White bough Marina Cay for $60.00 back then.  With nothing but the land and sea, they built a cottage that still stands today.  Because Robb could not dig a hole large enough to hold the cistern for water, he built it above ground.  Through many struggles, they managed to complete their task. 

World War II and an uncooperative BVI government brought their dream to a disappointing end.  Robb left the island in 1940 and upon his return from war, he and Rodie parted ways, never to return to Marina Cay. 
Based on their time on Marina Cay, Robb wrote a novel, "Two on the Isle".  Their original home serves as a reading lounge for the hotel and villa guests.

Our time on Marina Cay was just lovely.  First stop was the infamous red telephone booth.  Here are my parents posing for the camera.

They actually have a web cam positioned on the phone booth at all times and it snaps a photo every 30 seconds I believe. 

So, when you come visit you can stand by the booth, and then tell family and friends to look you up at a certain date and time.  Pretty neat!

Dinner at Pusser's was great.  I went with the blackened mahi. 

The signature drink on Marina Cay is the Marina Cay champagne.  It's champagned served on the rocks with a swirl of mango juice, garnished with an orange slice and cherry!  Mmmmmmm...very refreshing!

Here are some more photos from our time on Marina Cay.

                             
That's the Pusser's store across the way. 

                              
That's us at the bar.  And here's the view of the sunset...
                             

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