Friday, October 9, 2009

Redo Turks & Caico's SkyWatch

SkyWatch Page Link HERE :-)

Enjoy some Island tunes will you fly over the island


Welcome to Turks & Caico's Islands to be exact Providenciales Island the smallest island in the Turks and Caico chain of islands. The last islands in the Bahamas. It is approximately 10 miles long and from three to five miles wide. I knew it like the back of my hand. Talk about a trip of a life time that was dumped into my lap and I was all to happy to accept it. My sister is a surgical nurse and she, her boss and friends designed this diving trip to Turks. At the last moment one of the doctors cancelled. Dr. D. my sister's boss, said dude it's too late NO Refund! He still couldn't go. So, I happened to be in between jobs and my sister called me and said, give me your credit card number...whaaaat! Give me your credit card number I am booking you a flight for a vacation...oooookkkkkkk I guess. Well looky looky what the cost of an airplane ticket for 335.00 round trip bought...all that was left to buy was food and all the fun and souvieniers I could tote back in my suitcase. We had 9 nights on the island, 2 jeeps to use also... I made out like a bandit. The whole trip only cost me less than 800 bucks including airfare..Yea, Babe' enjoy

This whole house was ours there were...8 of us...each had our own bedroom, bathroom and balcony.
The Seagate
Aurthur Dean's place Silver Deep
In the water in less than an hour upon arrival, that's me doing the dance in the center
This is the view of me sitting on the banks after snorkeling by myself because they were all diving.. NO, problem except for that ten foot shark that came up under me and scared the crap out of me. I flew out of the water to view this lovely sailboat... contemplating if I was going to go back in the water. I decide if the shark wanted the redheaded seal bobbing in the water he would have already got me. So, I went back in with the attitude of If I am going to die, least it will be in paradise :-) My sister would have never known what happened to me it he had eaten me...she's thought I had run off with Mr. Arthur Dean...
because I had stated I was going to do that.
Sunday's on the island is a big deal all the local islanders walk to church.
I stapped this of the 3 sisters going to church in their matching dresses all proud.
Dr. D owned a restaurant over there so he had been there several times before. This is back in 1996 before Hollywood found the island. You can't get on there anymore. But back then we reggae danced with Ollie and Noreese who own the conch shack on the beach. We were the first visitor's to their house EVER! Noreese took us in and showed us her house the one room so full of pride with what she had. (WE really are all so blessed compared to how others live) She had a one eye burner, (not stove) running water, limited electricity no a/c. No a/c used at our house either YOU can't afford it. But you do adjust. She had a futon but beamed with pride.
Noreese and Ollie taught us how to play domino's we never came close to beating them - they just laughed.
Me and my beautiful sister
outside the conch shack..conch shells
One of the couple with us few down in their parents plane with them. While they were diving, me and dad when to flying around the island. So the next set of pictures are of us flying above the island.
sorry about the wing..just wanted to prove it :-)
like a painted sky with the clouds
That lil white boat is my sister and friends diving off a several thousand drop off see the darkness
the brown in the water is the coral reefs, just beautiful.
You can see how narrow it gets in parts.
I drove all over this island while the rest were out.
The hardest part was remembering to drive on the wrong side of the road.
Another view of the drop off wall, this is why divers go here for that right there.
This concludes your trip with me to the Turks and Caico's Island, hope you enjoyed it. I know I did. I didn't want to come home. In fact I found 2 jobs over there and wasn't coming back. But, my sister put her foot down and said I was coming back if she had to stuff me in a duffel bag. Because she wasn't going to tell mama her favorite baby girl wouldn't come home from the island. I am still mad to the day I didn't stay!


xoxo
dar

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36 comments:

Mango Girl said...

Oh HOW LOVERLY!!!! What a FABULOUS time/trip/memory...

Thank you for sharing!!

xo, Mango

Pop and Ice said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I believe those were the islands we had to skip on our cruise due to inclement weather. :(

Kathy said...

oh my... Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you. I want to go there. Now. Right now.

Suzy said...

That looks so heavenly. And my invitation got lost in the mail because..............?

Brian Miller said...

looks beautiful...extra seat on the plane? i'll even bring dominos...lol.

Maggie said...

The pictures look amazing!! How much fun, the water looks so clear and beautiful.

Joanna Jenkins said...

You are so lucky! It's gorgeous there!!!! Thanks for sharing.
xp

Gaston Studio said...

What a great windfall for you Dar, it looks just heavenly. But glad your sister didn't have to stuff you into a duffle bag to get you back home!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

This place is AMAZING. I am so happy you got to go there and have teh time of your life. It wsa truly meant to be.

SO, when you say Hollywood, does that mean that becasue they go there it is out prized for anyone else?

Joanie M said...

Wow, Dar! What a fabulous vacation! Thanks for sharing your pictures with us!

darsden said...

Thank you everybody for your comments it was a vacation of a life time. And yes PHST exactly what I meant plus gone all commercial. When we were there it wasn't commercial. Totally different now. So, Sad too.

Otin said...

That was awesome! Next time, I want to go!

only a movie said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

Susan said...

We're going back. You choose one of the jobs. I'll take the other. We'll room together under a bridge or something. This is too good to pass up.

♥ Braja said...

Homer Simpson voice: Mmmmmm.......Bahamaaaaaaaaaaas

♥ Braja said...

You AND Susan??! Oh, count me in....:))))

Twisted Fencepost said...

Wow, that was a trip of a lifetime. I don't think I would have wanted to leave it either.
Beautiful pictures. Thanks for taking us along.

darsden said...

Susan-I am packed and waiting for you, we have swing by and pick up Braja so hurry up woman!

Braja-we will be there shortly to get you be ready, sorry cowbabies can't come this time.

Becky-it was a once in a lifetime!
Happy to take everybody :-)

Thanks everybody, Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

How fabulous! When did you go? I know the feeling of not wanting to come home... G & I have been several places since we went to the Dominican May of '08.... but it's still the only place we NOT said "it's good to be home!" So happy for you! DJW

Joanie M said...

I LOVE that song, Dar! They play on my daughter's radio station (well it's not really her station but she does work there and she's on the air sometimes.)

Robynn's Ravings said...

OH. MY. GOSH. My husband has to see this. He is a tropics fiend. We aren't divers but love to snorkel. I have NEVER heard of this place and I LOVE your descriptions and pictures! Good for you (AND your sister) for taking advantage of this opportunity.

And hey! THANKS for playing along with me over at Helen's (Reddirt Woman). You sure added to the fun! :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: What a neat SWF with the extra wonders of the airplane ride.

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely views!

Reddirt Woman said...

Girlfriend you could fall in a cow pie and come out smelling like a rose... What a trip!

xoxox

fickleinpink said...

that's simply a fabulous trip!!!

wow!

come see my skywatch if you have the time!

have a great weekend!

Regina said...

Great vacation. Such a beautiful captures!
Wonderful post.

darsden said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, MIA again I am sorry Had family come to town. Will be around shortly to visit. Have a great weekend.

Otin said...

Thank you Dar!!!!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Hi Dear! I told you I'd be back with husband in tow. Thanks for stopping by my place! :) And friend of Helen's is a good recommendation of fun trouble to me!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Dar: What a lucky trip to a beautiful island. I would have gone fishing in that clear ocean.

Margo said...

that looks beautiful! One of these days, I'm going to actually stay some place and not come home.

Phoenix said...

WOW!!! What a place.. and what amazing pictures!

Nap Warden said...

Wow...that is spectacular!

An Open Heart said...

What an amazing trip! Cool photos, too. Certainly the experience of a life time, eh?

S

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Awesome pictures, Dar. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Bella said...

Dar, grrrrrl! I am so jealous! LOL beautiful place and your accommodations looked nice too! Awesome. Looks like you had a great time.