Sunday, December 14, 2014

Turks and Caicos

Time has passed quickly by for Anna Mae and Crew at The Blue Haven Marina in Turks and Caicos. The turquoise waters are breath taking.

Our days are filled with relaxing by the beautiful infinity pool, snorkeling the reef in front of the marina and visiting with friends.

Bridget at poolside

We loaded up the dingy with snorkel gear and headed out to the reef. On the way we stopped off at a small island to check out the iguanas. Two thousand rock iguanas are the only land creatures that inhabit Little Water Cay. We walked on the boardwalk that meanders through the island. A few greeted us as they scampered through the underbrush and along the wooden planks.

We road bikes to The TCI Conch farm located just a couple of miles from the marina. It operates on 10 acres of oceanfront property and 65 acres of sub-sea pastures. The property includes facilities for egg hatchery, metamorphosis, and post-larval stage development. We learned  about The Queen Conch. It has been a staple of the Caribbean diet for at least a thousand years. Its meat provides a major source of protein for the region, while its shell had been used for tools, weapons, jewelry etc. Over fishing has depleted wild stocks of conch. It is listed as a commercially endangered species.

This one is  2 years old.

This Conch is 12 years old, Bill is very impressed.

Every Thursday the locals put on a fundraiser, fish fry. We enjoyed the evening with our friends Eric and Renee.

Yes, this is a shark... An evening past time on the docks. This is the night Bridget dropped her phone in the water and couldn't imagine why Bill wouldn't jump in and find it?

The Islands, aptly proclaimed "Beautiful by Nature," are the landfall Islands of Christopher Columbus' first voyage in search of the far east. We will be so sad to leave...


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