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Travel Blogs from Grand Turk
Today we were in port at Grand Turk, part of the Turks & Caicos island chain, but not until 11 am. We got up about 8 am and I spent the morning blogging on our balcony. We actually had a perfect view of the island as we got into port. The ship came in from the northeast, and basically went all the way around the island. It's not very big, and it’s very flat.
Mom and I were doing separate shore excursions today. I had really wanted ...
... along more beaches and street markets. Then we cut across the island and headed out to the end of the island. We took off on a sand road down to the Salt Marsh River. We got out and saw a group who were learning about the sea life and had jelly fish, sea urchins, conches, sea stars, sea cucumbers etc. I touched a sea cucumber and it was slimy. Then I walked along the river and there were lots of conch shells ...
... in 20 minutes or so.
(25-30 minutes if you use the much renowned "island
time"). Our first stop was at
"Her Majesty's prison" and it was a real gem. Grand Turk has a very low level of crime and
really had no need for the prison building.
It is closed as a working jail but you can wander around looking at the
old cells and taking in the atmosphere.
The cells are quite tiny and dark, probably a relief when you consider
the sun here, ...
... the way to go. The one documentary we watched was called the Human Experience. I had seen this movie once before, but it still was so powerful and moving. The other documentary we watched last night on Ocean Acidification. It was rather entertaining though it emphasized even more the importance of changing our life habits to have less affects on the environment.
It's amazing how even the hardest times here are filled with so much joy ...
... already superbly seasoned steaks. They even brought my rice to me. We chatted with the Maitre d’ and the wait staff about their contracts duration; and learned where their homeland was. That’s another thing we love about cruising, meeting people from all over the world and hearing their stories about themselves and their families. We finished with a scrumptious Italian dessert and called it a night.