Last year, we “bopped” along from Bahamas to Puerto Rico, through the Windward and Leeward Islands, finally arriving in Grenada. We carried on to go to Trinidad, Aruba, Colombia and Panama, then Belize, Mexico, Cayman Islands (partial crew), Jamaica and Turks and Caicos. Continue reading
July 6, 2013, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands
Many days ago, I sat worried in our cabin, wondering how on earth we would entertain our family for their annual vacation (which included nieces aged 13 and 9). What food would they eat, what food would be available, would they be bored, would we have enough time?
Or how to repair a Raymarine knot-meter with a potato………..
(Belated post from Turks & Caicos)
Tuesday was “Mall Day”. I suspect this was our last chance for a while to shop at a full-scale American-style mall. Gayle will miss malls inherently. The rest of us might miss malls for convenient access to a range of well-priced goods.
We were all quite fascinated by the island of South Caicos. It was once a very prosperous little place.
South Caicos was the main export point for the local salt industry.
On Monday, Paul Jedrzejewski arrived from San Diego. He’s going to sail with us to Puerto Rico.
On Saturday, we rented a little car and drove along Provinciales. We drove the highway, the length of the island: first to the end of the road on the east and then in the evening we drove to the end of the paved road on the west.
Here are some pictures from the day: