DOCKED AT TURTLE COVE MARINA IN
PROVIDENCIALES .95/FOOT+H20 at .12/GAL+POWER at .60/KWA ($20.00/DAY MINIMUN FOR P/W)
SUNRISE AT MAYAGUANA: 6: 35 AM
SUNSET AT PROVIDENCIALES: 5:25 PM
Having been a bit unsure of our anchorage, Dan had spent the night in the salon to be “at the ready” for any necessary action. Thankfully, none was needed but Dan was up and ready to move on early. Pulling up anchor, we watched our last Bahamian sunrise for a while.
|DAN PULLS UP THE ANCHOR AS THE SUN RISES|
|WHAT A SPECTACULAR SIGHT THIS MORNING|
Even though the waters of the Caicos Passage were by no means smooth it was much less tempestuous than yesterday’s crossing. These passages expose you to the full force of the massive Atlantic Ocean with no protective islands to deflect the power making timing everything.
Maneuvering the entrance to the sheltered Turtle Cove Marina was somewhat like executing an intricate dance on a narrow pathway over a churning bed of alligators. No miss-steps allowed! Once inside the little harbor we managed to temporarily tie up the tender so we could swing Quest around to dock in the Mediterranean style, stern in with tall poles on both sides to tie to. Passersby, John and Sandi Moore off the M/Y Hanco, lent a hand in our tying up and the Immigration Agent was onboard before Dan even had the rear ramp attached. As soon as he was gone the Customs Agent arrived to do his job. $15.00 to immigration and $50.00 to customs and we are set for 7 days now.
|ENTERING INTO THE TURTLE COVE|
After finishing our boat duties and cleaning up we met John and Sandi at the nearby Tiki Hut for drinks, dinner and good counseling on the area. Their boat, a 60’ Hatteras, is on the hard right now having some work done and they are staying in a little hotel right here by the Marina. They have traveled these waters all the way to Trinidad and Sandi even lived here in Providenciales some years back so they are a wealth of useful information to us “newbies” to the area .