We broke free of Panama, however Panama did not let go easily. I am tired of posting sad stories, so I will make this one a celebration. I will tell you that our predicted 6 day passage took us 11, and we arrived in the Turks and Caicos battered and exhausted. But that story will have to wait because I am so happy that we made it! I know that the disaster stories (fires, lightning, mechanical failures) are what more people read (you people have issues!) but you are going to have to be patient and celebrate with me. We are finally free of Panama after over a year and five different attempts to leave!
We arrived in Turks and Caicos (TCI) and headed straight to a marina to rest and repair.
The water color is an amazing turquoise color. Such a change from Panamian waters.
The marina is under construction now, big plans in the works, but it makes it quiet and small for the time being.
We feel quite safe here with two police boats parked right behind us. One of them heads out for patrol during the day, and one has the night shift. We feel the gentle rocking of their wake when they return in the early morning.
We have done a small bit of exploring Providenciales one of the islands of the TCI, or as it is known here Provo. If you try to say Providenciales you will be told "Don't hurt your mouth, it's Provo". It is a very dry island, the white sand blows over the highway when the winds kick up.
The dry sand in the foreground and the hint of turquoise that is the bay peeking out in the background under the blue of the sky.