Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Arrived and gone from Turks and Caicos.

We arrived at the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos on March 3rd, 2012 from St-Thomas in USVI after a passage of 478M (889 km) that took us 3 days, 3 hours and 30 minutes for a total average speed of 6.3 knots. We wanted originally to stay a few days in the Turks and Caicos but being at the mercy of weather windows we had to leave immediately early the next morning of our arrival. We had the chance to sail to Mayaguana in the Bahamas that day or to be forced to stay in Providenciales for at least a week until the weather settles. The problem was that the sand in Providenciales is so fine that the turquoise water is continually clouded by sand hence making the watermaker inoperable. One week without making water is more than what we can stand and we took the very short window we had to cross to the Bahamas but not without regrets