DOCKED AT TURTLE COVE MARINA IN PROVIDENCIALES
SUNRISE AT PROVIDENCIALES: 6: 30 AM
SUNSET AT PROVIDENCIALES: 5:32 PM
The last coat of varnish (making it 6 coats on all the brightwork) was applied before our move from these lovely islands. Tom and Jennifer kindly toted me to the well stocked IGA Market to provision and Quest was moved to the fuel dock for a fill-up and the final night’s stay. We are ready for tomorrow’s early start and eager to explore the Dominican Republic.
|TOM AND JENNIFER AND THEIR WHEELS|
We will leave at first light, exit the marina, make our way out through the reef, proceed counter- clockwise around Provo to its south shore then head SE across the Caicos Bank towards Big Ambergris Cay where we will alter our course a bit to continue on to Ocean World near Puerto Plata on the north shore of the Dominican Republic. We expect this to take us about 24 hours of continuous sailing, if all goes.
Some of the names here on Provo are just too, too charming. There is Ooh, Aah Hill ( you are saying ooh, ooh all the way up the hill and aah when you coast down) and Leeward-Going-Through but I think my favorite is Suzie Turn with the story of its naming. Seems there were two business that did a lot of work together and “Suzie” was always taking things between the two (pre-FAX days). Now Suzie was forever missing the turn and her boss erected a sign in hopes of guiding her. SUZIE, TURN!! (As in turn here, now) Whether or not it solved the problem, the name stuck to this day. Cute?
It has been a really nice stay here but, man, the fees sure rack up. First it was $15.00 for Immigration then $50.00 to Customs for a 7 Day Permit. Due to the windy weather we were forced to extend our stay and had to purchase a Cruising Permit for an additional $300.00 and now we have had to pay a $50.00 exit fee. It wouldn’t have been so bad if we could have left on Thursday but extending our stay until Monday really added a chunk!!