|Ah - a warm beautiful beach - seems enticing!|
First stop - North Caicos.
|One of numerous ponds surrounded by lush jungle on North Caicos|
|Now Sit back and enjoy the trip|
When visiting North Caicos one should rent a four wheel drive Jeep. There are plenty of rental vehicles available but the chance to go off road onto the sandy beaches or the thick jungle is too much of a temptation. The explorer needs a machine which will take him or her where their adventurous heart desires.
That’s what J and L chose on their last visit to the British West Indies. A Jeep with the torque and ability to go where they wanted without complaint.
|A Jeep is the only way to go!|
A different day was planned while visiting this small piece of paradise in the vastness of the Atlantic Ocean. Though it is thought the Turks and Caicos are in the Caribbean they are not, exactly. The forty islands and cays are actually located in the Atlantic Ocean, 550 miles southeast of Miami. But with the long history of early explorers and legendary pirates the Caribbean seems to fit the geographical term for this locale. It isn’t but does a precise location always matter?
|Today - not so much|
North Caicos has a population of around 1,400 compared to Provo which boasts nearly 24,000 residents - not counting the extra thousands of tourists who visit weekly.
But who is counting? It's the emptiness of the place which demanded the adventure begin.
|Very sad indeed for the developer|
|Moved from the Colonies to TCI during the Revolution|
|Thick jungle background instead of barren rocky like Provo|
|This is what Flamingo Pond is supposed to look like - but not when J and L visited|
|Forested jungle to water's edge|
|An island 1/4 mile away - water is only thigh deep|
Sandy, wet and rested we headed back toward North Caicos.
|Great food and terrific view from the Mudjin Bar and Grill|