Grand Turk (Turks & Caicos Islands)...


 

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). After further two days at sea and surviving the Bermuda triangle, we arrived at Grand Turk ... as you can see with beautiful weather ... sunshine, something between 25-28 degrees ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). As we were the only tourists that day, the restaurants were prepared for us ;-) ... the guy at the beach just putting up the signs ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). They have built a brand new cruise terminal at the South end of the island, with duty free and souvenir shops ... extremely authentic hahaha ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). In the morning we had booked a snorkelling tour at the coral reefs ... on the way to our boat we took this picture ... the ship and the beach ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Another beautiful piece of photographic art, but you're used to it now ;-)))
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and a touch of Caribbean "Cool" ... the very nice crew on board ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). That was the point when we left the water ... to take the photo from the boat ... safety first ... better be safe than stung ... ... but according to the Caribbean Cool Guys it's just a pet ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). On the way back we spotted Ayers Rock (sorry Uluru) in the middle of the West Indies ... but you've already got it, just another piece of art again ;-)))
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Here Captain Cool ... ehm "Dan" ... really nice guy, especially after Cynthia found out, that she could talk to him about Cricket ... (he came from Jamaica) ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Just before docking we could see hard working people at the pier ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Then we took a taxi to the "Capital" of Grand Turk, Cockburn ... here the local car wash ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). It turned out to be just a little road with basically nothing ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... so after some walking around (about 10 minutes) we made our way back by taxi again ... ... in 2009 the hurricane Ike damaged most of the island (see here) ... it took them two months to restore power but luckily no fatalitities there ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). And third piece of art ;-) ... called "Ready for the tourists" ... 1) shop 2) mobile toilet 3) waste bin ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Back to the - new - cruise terminal we went and sat down for a drink in this restaurant / pool area ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... as you can see here ... there was a local beer "Turk beer" on the menu and of course Thomas ordered it ... only to be told by the waiter five minutes later, that local beer is out ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). As Cynthia had participated in a painting workshop on board and on the evening we left Grand Turk there was an exibition of all artwork produced ... here one of her works ... done with pigment colours ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Here the artist with two more of her pieces ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). And here Cynthia with the "teacher", Sybille Hermanns, a professional artist in her own right ... both got along very well!


Well Grand Turk is great for water sports like diving / snorkelling etc. ... but as a tourist destination for a holiday there is just nothing else there! For us it was perfect!