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Published: December 3rd 2006
Annie, Capt Eric & Christiane
Saturday December 2nd 2006 www.WeBeSailing.com
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Turtle cove marina
The Turk & Caicos Islands, a British dependent territory comprising eight islands and some 40 cays. Lie at the southeastern end of the Bahamas. The Islands are generally flat, with rolling hills, with the highest elevation found on Grand Turk at 250 feet. Legend purports the Islands were named from the scarlet dome of the barrel-shaped Turks Head cactus which reminds one of a Turkish fez and the word “cayos” for small islands. The Islands aptly proclaimed, “Beautiful by Nature”, are the land fall islands of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage in search of the Far East in 1492.
This is our fifth day here, the weather has greatly improved and our skin is back to an Island color Mon!!!.
We have met up with our old friend Philippe, a Belgium sailor whom we meet some four years ago in the Bahamas. He is now living here and is in the process of constructing a house. He has been great, driving us all over the place and we have laughed our asses off!!
Friday evening we all went over to Didier’s home, a local
I am an Island dog, because I sleep all day Mon!!!!
wine importer called Turquoise Distribution. We savored some incredible wines for the huge selection of wines from all over the world which he imports. If you need great wine he’s your man…. Thank you once again Didier..
Yesterday (Saturday) were invited to Mango Reef Restaurant on Grace Bay. We ended being part of a commercial they were filming to promote this great restaurant. Isabelle, the owner, was great fun and while the film crew was shooting different scenes, we all enjoyed great drinks and ate some amazing food. After the producer edits this film it should be live on their web site, sometime in early January 07, located at http://www.MangoReef.com.
Last night we were over at Yanick’s place, an Islander’s home for an Island BBQ. He has a great house in Long Bay with just a short walk to the beach. He has been so very generous and even lent us a four wheel drive for our short stay here. Tonight we have plans to have a beach fire which should have taken place last night, but the wind was to strong. Poor Yanick will have to put up with us again tonight!!!
Our crew (Christiane &
Yes Christmas trees, Why Not!!
Yes 350$ Christmas trees,, They are imported from Nova Scotia..
Benoit) fly back to Montreal on Tuesday morning so you can be sure that we will keep them very busy until then, to maximize there short time here..… Annie & I will be staying here till later this next week, before setting sail to our next destination.
Annie & Eric www.WeBeSailing.com
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