Arches of Grand Turk
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... up the ocean currents to the point that it made docking unsafe. Riveriera’s Captain announced shortly after 8 a.m. that conditions would not permit us to anchor the ship and that we would spend another full day at sea. Two other cruise ships were expected at Grand Turk that morning and none would stay as a result of the conditions.
While disappointing, we carried on with a day full of activities including an enrichment lecture "Cruising the Virgin ...
... picture taking better and it was breezy so it was more comfortable. Our driver was Eldon. We drove west on the island past the radar station and then onto John Glenn Drive where a replica of the Friendship 7 which splashed down near here. We drove past several ponds that originally had been salt water marshes where salt was harvested. We drove along the beach road and stopped at a street market. There were two ...
... was, came to the island in 1678 and began extracting
and selling salt to North America.
History lesson over! Well
nearly….but this part is good too….in 1962 an American Astronaut came down to
earth in his conical shuttle type thing and landed in the water just a few
miles short of Grand Turk. He stayed on
the island for a while and felt that he had arrived in paradise. There are monuments pretty much all over
... and we could see showers to the west out to sea. The sky certainly was tropical today! We returned to the ship, and not long afterwards the rain arrived. It continued to rain until we left early at 5:45 PM.
This evening we enjoyed a very special dinner at the extra cost Pinnacle Grill. We get a discount reflecting our rewards status on Holland American. The service, and the food, was impeccable. It is ...
... how laid back it really was. This Margaritaville was huge, it featured cabanas (that looked more like small condos), a giant pool, a restaurant, and a bar that was swim up on one side and sit down on the other. Although the margaritas are quite pricey ($20 for two margaritas!!!) we thought it was customary to buy one, I mean when else would we be in a Margaritaville and plus we wanted to make good ol' Jimmy Buffett proud, I mean the man is a legend. ...