DOCKED AT TURTLE COVE MARINA IN PROVIDENCIALES
SUNRISE AT PROVIDENCIALES: 6: 30 AM
SUNSET AT PROVIDENCIALES: 5:29 PM
I have discovered the little Plovers that so remind me of Vermont’s plentiful Killdeer. They are of the same family and exhibit similar habits. Just like the Killdeer, this Plover will also feign a drastic injury and cry out if a predator nears her nest. The trouble is that their nests are almost impossible to spot so you can only follow their lead to avoid the extremely well camouflaged nest eggs to avoid stepping on them.
|PROVO PLOVER CRUISING THE DOCK|
We were lucky to see a small sea turtle swimming around the boats in the marina. This little beauty was quite content to amuse us while swimming amongst the fish beneath the dock.
|TURTLE COVE MARINA'S VISITING SEA TURTLE|
This is the beginning of the whale migration and, although we have not seen any yet, they are being spotted in the nearby waters. The North Atlantic Humpback Whales have left their summer feeding grounds in Newfoundland and are “hell bent” on getting to The Silver Bank where they will mate and birth their calves. These relatively shallow grounds lie southeast of the TCI and north of the Dominican Republic. We will be ever vigilant in our watch for them and hope to be reporting sightings soon.