Saturday, March 5, 2011

Turks and Caicos Islands

An overview of Sapodilla Bay.  Mr Mac is anchored toward the left-hand side of the picture.

A typical road in the untouristy, i.e., cruiser, part of town

All righty then, it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  When last I wrote, we were approaching the Turks and Caicos Islands.  We were there several days, but not nearly enough time to actually do everything there is to do.  We anchored in Sapodilla Bay, a beautiful spot with a nice beach, and surrounded by pretty houses, many of which are available to rent.  We did some walking around; since this a bit far from town proper (read: the tourist area), the roads aren’t necessarily in the best condition, but they got us where we were going.  One day we decided to go to lunch and, thinking we were taking a shortcut, turned down a side street before we got to the main road.  A couple of miles later, a kind gentleman, Jose, offered us a ride, because our “shortcut” had taken us well beyond the resort we were heading for, and he thought we looked stressed (heat+sun+can’t find the damned restaurant=stressed indeedy).  So here’s a plug for the house that Jose’s parents own, where he is the pool guy who recognizes stress when he sees it: Aqua View Villa, 3 br 2.5 bath, waterfront (  From the pictures on the website, it looks like the house is a sure cure for stress.  We finally found the restaurant, which was in a tiny little resort with just a few smallish houses.  The restaurant was on the water, pretty, great food and service, and inexpensive – what more could you ask for!
Anne trying to decide on what to order for lunch.  Chalk Sound in the background.

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