GOOD MORNING, GOOD MORNING GRAND TURK
We all woke up early so while we waited to be docked we got our bite to eat before leaving the ship, it's a good idea to eat before you leave the ship because you get a full belly before your days worth of beating hot rays of the sun, plus it's all you can eat and free!
tHE NEXT MORNING WE WERE JUST ARRIVING IN gRAND tURK, WHICH IS THE LAST ISLAND ON THE CRUISE. Grand Turk Island is the capital island of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean. It’s dotted with the remains of salt ponds and windmills from the island’s sea salt industry, prevalent from the 17th to 20th century. Beaches with clear water ring the island, which is home to wild horses and donkeys which I got to hang out with on our way to Jack Shack's.
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Not Enough Time In The Day
We only had three hours to kill on Grand Turk so we explored all around staying away from the beach life for today, considering we're all cooked! I speak for myself when I say I was all beached out because we spent the first couple of days doing the beach thing and being in the sun all day. So Grand Turk was an explore day and staying in the shade. you can expect high-end jewelry stores, unique apparel and t-shirt stores, locally crafted souvenirs and gifts, and food & beverage facilities.
we stopped at a bar along our way to put sun screen on each other because if i burn anymore than what I was, I would spontaneously com-bust! Grand Turk is a local island so you will come across the locals asking if you want to buy marijuana or coke from them, trust me! You will get hit up by all of them and sometimes they're very annoying because they wont leave you alone! Be sure to check out the vlog because I got it all on camera! As we got more away from the beach area we came up to Jack's Shack where we took a moment because it was very hot, bright, and a long walk so we rested, hydrated and took advantage of some wifi, unfortunately I locked myself out of my phone so I couldn't talk to any of you. Although! the boys couldn't really get it to work so it wasn't a big deal.
one thousand miles..
After Jack Shack's we split our ways where Zach and Dylan went to the beach to meet up with the rest of the family. while Ryan and I went further down the island to find our way to a small abandoned ship washed up on the beach! we spotted it as we were docking to the island, so be sure to pay attention because you will miss out on the gorgeous landscape. The ship is actually very far and away from the cruise spot so needless to say, we had a lot more walking to do even after walking to Jack Shack's, so bring on the beating sun!
We had a lot of walking to do and the first thing we come to is what appears to be some sort of salvage yard with cars, boats, and junk all over. We kept moving because again, we only have a couple hours on the island before we have to board back on the conquest so we made our way to this little sweet lady named, Tina. She was so kind and sweet telling us about the island and how to get on the abandoned ship. She gave us a map and free water! Tina, if you read this know we appreciate you! Thank you for the water, it was much needed after our walk scouting the area before we finally made the decision to explore the small ship. I don't know much about the ship, why it's there, how long it's been there, or any information on it. Be sure to check out the vlog to see how we got in because it wasn't easy!
Carnival Conquest Ep. 4 Grand Turk & An Abandoned ship vlog
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