Grand Turk – The Turks and Caicos Islands

Pulling in to Grand Turk

The Turks and Caicos Islands is a country of 8 major islands and numerous uninhabited cays located 575 miles south of Miami. Grand Turk is a treeless, brush covered dot of an isle just 10.5 Km long and 2.4 Km wide (there are trees now because some have been planted!). It is dominated in the middle by several salinas (salt lakes). Salt Cay was the centre of the Bermudan salt industry from 1600 to 1960 when the salt industry stopped and tools were dropped where they were being used. There are many abandoned salinas and ruined windmills on Grand Turk.

Overlooking Grand Turk from Deck 11

The ship pulls into a pier located right on the beach where there is a cruise ship resort of sorts with swimming pools, flow rider pool and lots of activities at Margarita land (along with lots of margaritas). We also located a geocache that took us past a apollo splash down exhibit. Grand Turk is near where the first moon landing apolo crew splashed down.

Splashdown Grand Turk

We spent the morning simply relaxing on the beach and Steven wrote the last blog from the beach chair next to the One Love Café (free internet access). There not have been many opportunities to Skype friends and family using the internet on this trip unfortunately the time difference is difficult to manage with  the opportunities  presenting  themselves between 2 and 5am at home. Very inconvenient!!

A day at sea tomorrow then back in Miami on the 9 Apr. We will be renting a car for the 5-6 hour drive to Tampa with an overnight stop in Lake Wales.

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On the beach Grand Turk
Flow Rider Pool Grand Turk
Carnival Liberty Parked next to the Beach
Trish Buying Nail Polish that Changes Colour in Sunlight
Trish on the deck 12 Golf Course Grand Turk
Beach at Grand Turk

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