Grand Turk, Caribbean

Grand Turk sits apart from the other islands in the Turks and Caicos, separated from South Caicos by a trench 7,000 feet deep. People flying over to Grand Turk from Providenciales – one of the Caicos Islands – will notice the change in the colour of the sea from a light-blue to a dark blue,Continue reading “Grand Turk, Caribbean”

Bahamas – entering the country

The Customs officers in The Bahamas were deeply suspicious of my motives for visiting their country on two separate occasions within one week. My itinerary was taking me from Grand Cayman to Montego Bay and then on to Nassau, before heading over to the Turks and Caicos Islands. I was returning from Providenciales to NassauContinue reading “Bahamas – entering the country”

Turks and Caicos Islands, Diving

According to the Turks and Caicos National Museum here in Cockburn Town, Grand Turk the reef system around the islands is the third largest in the world. The caravel that hit the reef in 1513 and is now known as the Molasses Reef wreck, was several miles out to sea and yet lies in 15Continue reading “Turks and Caicos Islands, Diving”

Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk

Cockburn Town is the capital of the Turks and Caicos Islands. The capital is found on Grand Turk, the easternmost island of the group. If you head eastwards from Grand Turk the next land you will see is the continent of Africa. Cockburn Town is a very relaxed place. There are some modern buildings andContinue reading “Turks and Caicos Islands, Grand Turk”

Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies

You know you are in for an interesting travel experience when the airline weighs both you and your luggage before they let you check in for your flight. Such was the case when I flew from Providenciales to Grand Turk within the Turk and Caicos Islands today. Luckily, I had lost twelve kilos in weightContinue reading “Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, British West Indies”

The world’s best islands

The world’s best islands according to the good folks at Trip Advisor http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/feb/19/scottish-island-lewis-harris-best-world-tripadvisor