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NO PLANE, OFF (aka fit #1) We started our trip way too early at 4:30 AM only to have Mr B decide he was less than thrilled to get on a plane. What seemed to be going well suddenly went south as soon as we walked through the plane door. It was bad. We were "those" people. And it lasted a good 25 minutes of screaming "no plane, off" and trying to weasel his way out into the aisle. Fun times. Strangely when the plane revved to take off he was quiet and calmed down. Thank god. Then he fell asleep for the rest of the flight. Flight 2 went much better screaming wise but by then he was awake and didn't want to sit still. The previous flight attendants were pretty lax on the seatbelt, ... read more
Mr B hits the water
Somewhere Cafe
I don't wanna go back in


Turks and Caicos “Getting to Know You” We did a lot of walking after the dives. We found the market and made our dinners from the salad bar. We wandered through a few souvenir shops and I took photos of some of the pirates that lurked at one of the small malls, reminding us of the lurid past of these islands. We learned that the people who honked at us when passing us on the road were actually hiring their vehicles, so Michael did raise his hand and get us a ride, once or twice, at really reasonable rates. Of course we agreed upon the price before leaving for our destination. We spent a lot of time deciding where we wanted to go next. We really wanted to go to Grand Turk and tour the capital ... read more
Sun on the tan lines
Michael on the beach.
Riviera type beach that goes on forever.


TURKS AND CAICOS Meeting Michael There are no inter-island flights in the Caribbean. In order to fly from one island to another you must fly back to the US. I had a layover in Miami and arrived in Provodenciales, Turks and Caicos at 9:30 p.m. I took a taxi, a van with six other people, to my hotel six miles away. It cost $43…I was astounded! The taxes on our hotel were as much as the fee for the room. Thank goodness Michael and I would be sharing expenses. Because of the expense of the taxi I met Michael at our hotel, The Caribbean Paradise Inn at Grace Bay. I was delighted to see him again. Our room had a balcony that overlooked the pool, but what was best about the hotel was the friendly accommodating ... read more
Reef Shark
Linda
Small denizens of the deep.


Tuesday 23rd December, 2014. Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, West Indies Grand Turk (population 5600) is one of the Turks and Caicos archiipelago. These are a group of some 40 or so cays (low-lying sand or coral islands) 30 miles south of the Bahamas and about 100 miles north east of the island of the Dominican Republic. Only 8 of the islands in the archipelago are inhabited. The capital of Grand Turk irs Cockburn but we didn't go anywhere near it. We were fenced in to the Cruise Centre and the only way out was by taxi. At $20 US each to go 2 miles we gave it a miss. You were not allowed to walk! Grand Turk is only 6.5 miles from north to south and less than 2 miles wide.The islands are not ... read more
12. M with Whale Sculpture, Govenor's Beach
21. D on Govenor's Beach
25.  M with Replica of Friendship 7 Space Capsule


15/5/13 Grand Turk We were up early as we were excited to get off the ship and explore. Grand Turk is a tiny island, a British Colony and former pirate hangout. From the balcony we could just see the tip of the island and it is very flat, with white beaches, green palm trees and sea every shade of blue and green imaginable. After disembarking we walked along the pier to the ‘welcome’ building which is basically a duty free shop, then out into a plaza surrounded by jewellery and souvenir shops. We visited the memorial to the astronaut John Glenn whose Friendship 7 space capsule landed in the sea just off the island. There was a replica of the capsule, a pretend astronaut and a small rocket with some information boards. We had a quick ... read more
2 Day Three - Grand Turk (4)
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I have to say Turks and Caicos is one of the best Caribbean places I have ever been. I have visited this island twice now and both times the weather was absolutely perfect the whole time. I flew down with Westjet, and it is about a four hour flight. I actually really like Westjet, they have great service, snacks, they are really nice to fly. The one complaint I would have is the entertainment. While they do have seat back televisions, they have satellite TV so not always available the whole time, and my TV didn't work on the way there and my husband's didn't work on the return. Turks is a completely stunning island, white sand, crystal clear water, gorgeous! I stayed at the Beaches Turks and Caicos resort, and have stayed in both the ... read more


Once upon a time, a girl with chronic wanderlust and a boy who hates the snow decided to go on a little adventure (er, another adventure). With a dirty look or two for the snow that started to fall as they headed to the airport, the adventure begins... Cheapest flights out of our province were out of Moncton this time (this was a proper holiday for relaxing, so we didn't want to drive to and from the US before/after flying), so off we went on a 2 hour drive to the airport. It started to snow about the last 30 minutes of the drive, but I think somehow that just makes leaving the snow more rewarding. Checked in in Moncton and waited for a bit at the gate before getting called up to see the agent ... read more
ceviche type dish on our food tour
gelato
food at Bolivar


Turks and Caicos is one of those spots that not many people have heard of. When I went, back in 2008, I told my friends about it, and they all looked at me like I had three heads. "Turks and What?!" I had to say it was a weird name and I didn't know much about it, but I was excited. After only about a four hour plane ride, we (my family) arrived and fell in love instantly. As soon as we walked onto our resort- Beaches Turks and Caicos- we were greeted by a woman with fresh pineapple juice for us. Wahooo! Every morning in the lobby there was a newsletter listing the weather expected for that day, and all of the events taking place and at what location. There were nightly shows, aimed at ... read more
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos


A fine & sunny day greeted us as we approached our 3rd and final port on this beautiful ship. Kerry & I went to the Phantom Lounge to hear the shopping talk and to try and get some freebies as Michael hands out Jewellery but no luck there. The ship arrived at Grand Turk at 1PM. It docks at a pier very close to the beach. There was another ship at the pier the Carnival Liberty which looked to be bigger than ours and had come from Miami. This is a private beach area developed by Carnival Cruise Lines and it has all the major Jewellery Shops, Swimming Pools, Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, Souvenir Shops, and Duty Free. The beach area is just breathtaking with such water clarity and the turquoise colour. When we went on board ... read more
Grand Turk
Libery & Miracle side by side
Luke at the Pier


Turks & Caicos Islands - Friday – March 9th Hello from Grand Turk. Actually there is a whole morning of events to report first, because we did not arrive until about 1:00. That is 1:00 Eastern Time, so we gained an extra hour last night and got to sleep in. That was good because we did go to the late night movie and saw The Artist - it was kind of strange, but Janet really wanted to see it. We did get up early enough to go to the sit-down breakfast in the Da Vinci Dining Room. The special for today was Eggs Benedict (which Janet really wanted), but this is a Friday in Lent, so we settle for cheese omelets (Janet’s had mushrooms too). We sat at a table for 8 and met ... read more
Entry to Grand Turk from Pier
Coastline near Lighthouse
Space Capsule & Airport




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