Posts Tagged ‘beach’

The Sandbar at Bonefish Point

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The sandbar at Bonefish Point......an idyllic afternoon of lazing in six inches of water.

Light winds and pretty smooth seas so off we headed to Bonefish Point. We hadn’t been out there for ages and it was spectacular as always.  The shore line has changed somewhat but as usual, we nosed right onto the sandbar and stepped off the boat into about two feet of water. Right away we sighted some beautiful pin cushion star fish, a large orange and a yellow one and then a smaller sandy coloured one. They were just laying in the shallows and our little munchkin was fascinated by them.

Malaika was enthralled with the starfish as we taught her to keep them under the water.

As you can see, the sandbar is really shallow and extends quite a ways out to where the boat is anchored in two feet of water.

We strolled along the deserted beach looking for shells and bits of coral.

 

Malaika stops to call out to her Dad who's on the boat.

We thoroughly enjoyed the day  and walking along this stunning stretch of shoreline. A big bonus was seeing all the starfish and getting a close up look at them in the shallows.

 

 

Marta

 

 

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Sapodilla Beach

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

A red Flamboyant tree (Royal Poinciana) was ablaze with firey red orange blossoms and made a showy foreground for this photo taken with Sapodilla beach in the background.

The Royal Poinciana tree is flowering right now. It has bright red showy flowers that make this tree stand out. Take a look in the Bight as there's quite a few of them there.

My gorgeous daughter posed patiently while I took many photos......thanks babes!

Marta

 

 

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Beautiful Beach

Friday, July 29th, 2011
Shades of turquoise and such clear water is everywhere to be found in the Turks and Caicos Islands

Shades of turquoise and such clear water is everywhere to be found in the Turks and Caicos Islands

This brown pelican knows exactly where Sheldon is as he slowly edges towards him

This brown pelican knows exactly where Sheldon is as he slowly edges towards him

Oops! Too close and away he flies.

Oops! Too close and away he flies.

Pelican Beach at Leeward

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
White sand, turquoise ocean and a stunning beach beauty lazing in the water.

White sand, turquoise ocean and a stunning beach beauty lazing in the water.

Sunshine and Shallow Seas

Sunday, July 17th, 2011
Yet once again, we lazed the afternoon away in our favourite spot at Taylor Bay.

Yet once again, we lazed the afternoon away in our favourite spot at Taylor Bay.

We never get tired of lying in the shallow waters of Taylor Bay watching the rippling sand under the water as the sun dances and glints over the surface of the ocean.

We were joined by three vacationers who had put their beach chairs way out in six inches of water.....our boat was anchored only in about two feet

We were joined by three vacationers who had put their beach chairs way out in six inches of water.....our boat was anchored only in about two feet

Here they are lounging keeping cool as they gaze out over the ocean with Turtle Rock on the horizon.

Here they are lounging keeping cool as they gaze out over the ocean with Turtle Rock on the horizon.

Malaika heads back to the boat...she only had to swim the last few feet.

Malaika heads back to the boat...she only had to swim the last few feet.

 

Marta

 

 

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Blissful Beach of Our Own

Sunday, July 10th, 2011
Anchored off our own private beach......a blissful weekend with two days of soaking up the sun and this beautiful little beach.

Anchored off our own private beach......a blissful weekend with two days of soaking up the sun and this beautiful little beach.

It’s been very rough these past few days on both sides of the island. We decided to head out and just stop off at little Bay Cay. So two days in a row, both Saturday and Sunday were spent enjoying the warm water out of the wind, picnic lunches and cold drinks……..yes, you guessed it….lots of beer!

The water was calm as the island blocked the strong wind that was blowing.

The water was calm as the island blocked the strong wind that was blowing.

Little Jack's first dip in the ocean...........he took it all in stride! Love his swim suit

Little Jack's first dip in the ocean...........he took it all in stride! Love his swim suit

You can tell that the wind kind of trashed the umbrella!!

You can tell that the wind kind of trashed the umbrella!!

A beach to ourselves........this certainly is an idyllic spot.

A beach to ourselves........this certainly is an idyllic spot.

Malaika had great fun playing under the umbrella as the tide came in.

Malaika had great fun playing under the umbrella as the tide came in.

Little island beach gal running and splashing in the water.

Little island beach gal running and splashing in the water.

A beach of our own........only in the Turks and Caicos you say?

A beach of our own........only in the Turks and Caicos you say?

A fun weekend with family and friends……….great company and a lot of laughs.

 

Marta

 

 

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A Beach of Our Own

Sunday, May 8th, 2011
A little beach all to ourselves on a pre Mother's Day cruise on Saturday afternoon.

A little beach all to ourselves on a pre Mother's Day cruise on Saturday afternoon.

A bit of a late start but we headed out of our little Marina at Harbour Club Villas to our own little piece of beach paradise shared only with the local “introduced”  iguana population (I saw two) and a cruising sting ray.

We moored the boat right off the little beach on Bay Cay

We moored the boat right off the little beach on Bay Cay

We decided to celebrate Mother’s Day a day early. The water was warm as I headed down the beach through the water to explore the rocks at the far end. The reflections were great and I came up with this photo of the boat moored in some pretty shallow waters right off the beach.

Play time on our own beach as I scrambled over the rocks taking photos.

Play time on our own beach as I scrambled over the rocks taking photos.

The rock iguanas were too fast for me today!  You can see Five Cays on the horizon looking towards the Shipyards and Sapodilla Bay beyond.

A surprise visitor cruised by between the two guys and close to the boat.

A surprise visitor cruised by between the two guys and close to the boat.

A friendly Stingray cruised along in the shallows, came right between the guys. Luckily I was on the boat at the time and managed to get a few photos.

Shows you how close to the boat it came and really close to the boys.

Shows you how close to the boat it came and really close to the boys.

Late afternoon and the sun is sinking lower in the sky creating a glistening and sparkling effect on the water.

Late afternoon and the sun is sinking lower in the sky creating a glistening and sparkling effect on the water.

The joy of afternoons like this one……….idyllic tropic scenery, good friends, a beer or two, or three or more, playtime on a deserted little beach, calm waters and soft sand, always hundreds of things to photograph and of course celebrating Mother’s Day.

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

 

Marta

 

 

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Pretty Pink Shells

Monday, May 2nd, 2011
Life is beautiful and so are these pretty pink shells in the sandy shallows at the beach. A reminder to all you beautiful ladies out there...........don't put off having those mammograms. One year post surgery for me and I'm so happy that all is fantastic. Make that appointment today!

Life is beautiful and so are these pretty pink shells in the sandy shallows at the beach. A reminder to all you beautiful ladies out there...........don't put off having those mammograms. One year post surgery for me and I'm so happy that all is fantastic. Make that appointment today!

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Lunch, dyed, hard boiled eggs, beer and drinks, Easter bunny cookies with sprinkles, a sunny, flat calm sparkling ocean and a day on the water spent with friends. It just doesn't get any better than that!

Lunch, dyed, hard boiled eggs, beer and drinks, Easter bunny cookies with sprinkles, a sunny, flat calm sparkling ocean and a day on the water spent with friends. It just doesn't get any better than that!

 

Marta

 

 

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Storm Clouds and Potcakes

Sunday, April 17th, 2011
Watching the dark clouds roll in over the south west tip of Provo on Sunday afternoon

Watching the dark clouds roll in over the south west tip of Provo on Sunday afternoon

A beautiful Sunday afternoon floating around in Taylor Bay. We watched the very dark clouds gathering and creating a spectacular sky over towards the south west point of the island but nothing to worry about as they appeared to be moving off towards West Caicos.

The water was lovely and warm and look at that backdrop.......spectacular!

The water was lovely and warm and look at that backdrop.......spectacular!

Shallow Taylor Bay and the boat riding at anchor in about two feet of water.

Shallow Taylor Bay and the boat riding at anchor in about two feet of water.

Turtle Rock peeking out right off the boat engines. There was a clear gap right over Turtle Rock and you could see the bands of heavy rain.  

This little potcake was loving playing with a bottle cap.....she's waiting to be adopted????

This little potcake was loving playing in the sand at Taylor Bay.....she's waiting to be adopted????

Please contact Jane at Potcake Place if you can help in any way.  www.potcakeplace.com

 They are in need of forever homes for these adorable, loyal and loving potcakes. Here’s what you can do to help: Make a donation as they rely on donations to foster the puppies.  Be a courier and take a pup to their new home or adopt a pup.  Remember, every little bit helps……dog food, collars, shampoo, treats, toys and flight bags to transport puppies etc. are always in need!!

 

Marta

 

 

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