Tag Archives: Snorkeling

Beaches and more beaches

I decided to take Mike to one of my favourite spots along the North shore and Grace Bay. It really is interesting how the beach changes from one end at the entrance to Turtle Cove Marina to the other end … Continue reading

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Cannons at Ft. St. George Cay

In 1798 the work on Ft St George was begun. A detachment of 2oo men was sent from Jamaica and they brought with them cannon and other equipment. The unit was from the 67th Royal Hampshire Regiment and when supplies … Continue reading

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Snorkeling close to the Reef

The water was amazingly clear and calm as Barry and Ania get ready to jump in for a snorkel. We were moored a little ways out from Fort St George Cay. The sandy bottom was littered with large sea biscuits. … Continue reading

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The Bight Reef

Provo has two great snorkel areas close to the shore line……….The Bight Reef or the White House Reef at Coral Gardens and Smith’s Reef just outside the entrance to Turtle Cove Marina. Usually you’ll see turtles, lots of fish such … Continue reading

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Hawksbill Turtle

The Hawksbill turtle is easy to identify as it has a very distinctive sharp curving beak much like a hawk. The boney plates of the shell are streaked with amber, yellow and brown. To the Taino Indians in the Turks … Continue reading

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Green Turtle

Here’s one of Mike’s great turtle photos taken while snorkeling at the Bight Reef. There are probably three species of marine turtles in the waters of the Turks and Caicos Islands……green turtles, hawksbill and the loggerhead. Divers and snorkelers alike … Continue reading

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Smith’s Reef

A sandy path leads through the rocks and into the water. The snorkel trail is a series of  reef balls that have tiles with information written on them and they begin in about 6 feet of water. About 20 yards off shore, there’s … Continue reading

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Smith’s Reef snorkeling

Smith’s Reef is located just outside of the entrance to Turtle Cove Marina on Provo’s north shore. Acess is from along the beach and you will find signs marking the way. Smith’s Reef is a shallow patch reef relatively close … Continue reading

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The beach for my 60th

My 60th birthday and the three sisters headed for the beach as it was sunny and hot this morning. After basking in the sun, snorkeling and a delicious chicken sandwich snack from SOMEWHERE, we ended the morning with a pina colada … Continue reading

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Snorkeling

Malcolm Roads beach is a spectacular stretch of sand with some pretty good snorkeling. Tina found all kinds of tiny shells and bits of coral right close to the shoreline.  

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