Blogs from Turks & Caicos, Central America Caribbean


Grand Turk Blog 31st January 2020 The islands come thick and fast Grand Turk Island is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s dotted with the remains of salt ponds and windmills from the island’s sea salt industry, prevalent from the 17th to 20th century. The 19th-century Grand Turk Lighthouse is perched on a rocky bluff in the north. Beaches with clear water ring the island, which is home to wild horses and donkeys. In Cockburn Town, the island's central capital, coastal Duke and Front streets are lined with old, Bermudian-style buildings. The Turks and Caicos National Museum has exhibits on the island’s history. Close to Governor’s Beach, in the south, cruise ships arrive at the Grand Turk Cruise Center, home to restaurants, shops and a swimming pool. The ... read more

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Huge, soft lips caress my outstretched hand as the scruffy pregnant donkey, snuffles up a piece of granola bar. Yep, there are hundreds of these gentle creatures wandering around Grand Turk in the Turks and Caicos. We are on a tram tour of the island and have a chance to pet and feed a group of 8 who have wandered over to check us out, as we explore this very flat 7 mile by 1 ½ mile island. The donkeys will eat whatever we have with us including drinking water from our bottles. I've convinced Cope to give up his Granola Bars for the donkeys ;-) There are people on the tram that can't wait to feed and pet them (me) and then others that are saying, "Don't touch those creatures, ... read more
Sweet Donkeys
Got food?
Fun with locals

I arrived in South Caicos last December 2 ,2016.It was my second time to be outside of my country for an employment.South Caicos is really delightful place for someone who seeks the beauty and tranquility of the seas or for someone like me who loves to watch sunset and sunrise over the horizon.I find the views anywhere on the island panoramic. Beaches of white sands,turquoise-colored sea,beautiful rock formations along the cliff and the vast Atlantic Ocean just around the corner waiting to be visited are some of its distinctive features.There were resort hotels located along the beautiful beaches where you can stay while enjoying the climates of tropical.It is a nice place to tan yourself and run wild and free while wearing those sets of bikini.The resorts also provide water recreation to adds up the fun ... read more

It may sound like I';m celebrating a couple of things today, but no. This is Turks & Caicos' Wine Cellar Golf &Fishing Tournament. The 7th one, to be exact. The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. The Wine Cellar/Discount Liquors put on events to 'give back' to the community. Today event includes both a golf and a fishing tournament. To celebrate - I drank a bottle of wine and played golf with by umbrella and a soft rugby ball. I probably didn't win the seventh Wine Cellar's Golf and Fishing Tournament... but it was fun :) Today's Woman: Fanny Mendelssohn wrote a piece of music 118 years ago and it's finally been played under her name. Scholars and musicians described the sonata as 'masculine', 'violent' and 'ambitious'. "Easter Sonata" was ... read more

19thDec Grand Turk What a difference a day makes. LOVE Grand Turk. It’s a beautiful little island and straight away, you get a good feeling about the place. It really is small, we (J&J and us) took a tour up to the top of the island to the light house and it’s only a 15min drive (at the most). Donkeys and Horses reign supreme and are everywhere roaming free on the island. They used to be used for transporting the salt that was imported from here, but since that stopped, they were set free and allowed to reproduce and live on their own accord. After a visit to the light house we had some time to browse in ‘down town’. The shopping area. Beautiful and simple little stalls. WE had ‘conch’ for lunch and then went ... read more
Dock at Grand Turk
Walking ashore
pure water

Turks and Caios right off of Florida in short nautical miles down south. It's very beautiful. I will try to describe what I did but I'm a picture person when i look at Travel Guides. So if you want to see what I have, have fun! I went on a cruise to the Bahamas and I enjoyed it so much! This trip happened in 2009. I was very close to do Jet skii but oh well. At least I saw a lot of historic forts which were interesting. img= read more

Last Day Our plane didn't leave until 3:35 pm so we decided we had time to hit the beach one last time. Our quest to see the turtles was at an all time high so we were going to give it another shot. I went in first. Slowly made my way around the reef and headed towards where there were a bunch of people congregating. I have learned people congregate when they see things and tell each other so it's good idea to keep one eye and ear up every once in a while to see what's happening. Now, as I made my way round I tend to look down at things and every so often look out into the vast blue. I hate to do it for fear of what I might see coming towards ... read more
Baby Conch!
Perfect shell
Mr B at the Somewhere Cafe

Preparing for another fit We decided to spend half the day on a reef snorkeling/conch trip. They pick you up in front of the hotel on a boat then get everyone fitted for fins at their main outlet and take off into the gorgeous waters. We geared Mr B up telling him we were getting on a boat and what fun it would be and he seemed to be on board. Until we actually had to get on board. As I braced myself for another meltdown it started up as NO BOAT, WATER! This boy and his water. It was not nearly as bad as the plane debacle but it was unpleasant for a few minutes. After picking up others we headed out to the coral reef. It is sooooo pretty on the water, it really ... read more
Open water
Nurse shark is lurking in there

Lazy Sunday Much like our Sundays at home, we didn't do much and just hung out at the beach enjoying the pretty waters. A and I both tried in desperation to see a turtle in the coral gardens before we had to leave the following day. The coral gardens is actually known as Bight Reef in Princess Alexandra State Park. Neither of us was successful snorkeling that morning. But Mr B was having the time of his life. He still was giving out "hamburgers" but now I was also getting "apple cheese." I don't know what apple cheese is but it sounded good to him I guess. He is also going to turn into a french fry, which seems to be his diet of late. Today he did ask to go eat, which is a first ... read more
The fish I do not like
The pretty blue ones
Me and Mr B

Early Start Mr B was up and ready to go "water, please" at 7 am. We convinced him to wait a little while longer although I think we hit the beach before 9. Started cloudy but still quite warm. The hotel does have very nice umbrellas and seats to sit around and so we got the ones closest to the water. I think Mr B took 50 million trips back and forth picking up sand then dumping it in the water then doing it all over again. He seems to enjoy it. Uh-Oh A decided to go snorkeling first on the reef. He gets all his stuff ready and is all excited to try his new prescription mask. Now as he heads in I think to myself, surely he knows that those buoys are set up ... read more
Getting braver and braver in the water
For sale, anyone?
Trying to get away

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