Saturday 23rd Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
Grand Turk is a haven for both swimmers and those who just want to sunbathe. It is renowned for its picture perfect white beaches, and there are many for visitors to choose from, including Pillory Beach and Governor's Beach. Donkeys wander freely everywhere, there are no snakes or poisonous spiders.
The Grand Turk Lighthouse, which stands on the northern tip of the island, was built in 1852 and is the only lighthouse in the country. It towers 18 metres high and was originally built in the UK before being transported piece by piece in a bid to prevent further shipwrecks off the northern coast of Grand Turk.
Our coast to coast tour was in an open-air safari bus. Our driver and guide was Jerome. The trip covered the island from north to south and east to west. Many breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Wonderful hot sunshine with an occasional breeze to cool you.
An historic event was John Glenn landing 4 miles off the coast on his return to Earth from his space flight 20th February 1962.
Loved it here and would like to return to have an opportunity to swim in the sea.
Sea day tomorrow and then St Kitts, where we are treating ourselves to a tour which goes to Nevis.