summer 2016

  • Caving In for Science July 4, 2016 TCI’s cave system helps researchers understand local geology. By Michael J. Lace, John E. Mylroie, Nancy A. Albury, and Joan R. Mylroie, Coastal Cave Survey The Turks & Caicos Islands are well known for beautiful beaches and sparkling turquoise seas. Did you know that the Islands also have a unique and interesting underworld? It is made up ... Read more about this post
  • The In-Between Years July 4, 2016 A look at middle schooling in Providenciales. By Kathy Borsuk I remember my pre-teen and early adolescent years with a cringe. I was chubby, socially awkward, and sported bangs (fringe) that were perpetually crooked, ugly tortoiseshell glasses, and clothes that were always too small and out of style. In the public school system in my small town ... Read more about this post
  • Let the Sun Shine . . . July 4, 2016 Fortis TCI Limited offers innovative solar energy program to customers. By Kathy Borsuk ~ Photos Courtesy FortisTCI Ltd. I have heard the Turks & Caicos called the “Isles of Perpetual June,” referring to the consistently sunny days, kept comfortable by steady tradewinds. The bright tropical sun is one of the country’s many attractions to visitors, especially the ... Read more about this post
  • I’ll Send You a Postcard July 4, 2016 This “deltiologist” discusses the TCI’s earliest known picture postcards. By Jeffrey C. Dodge Editor’s Note: In this day of instantaneous digital communication where every cell phone is also a camera and a photo taken by a tourist on Grand Turk can be viewed by someone in China only seconds later, the traditional utility of the humble postcard ... Read more about this post
  • Taking Back History July 4, 2016 A look at the sport of swimming in the Turks & Caicos Islands. By Ben Stubenberg When a slave ship wrecked off the coast of Martinique in 1679, one of the Africans, whose name has been lost to history, managed to escape the sinking vessel. He swam for 60 long hours before reaching shore — an astounding ... Read more about this post
  • Can You Keep a Secret? July 4, 2016 Adventurer discovers a new luxury resort on South Caicos. Story & Photos By John Galleymore When I explore the outer islands, comfort is simply a tent and roll-up mattress. But every so often, I like to experience some real luxury (especially when my wife Sally accompanies me!) This treat is usually reserved for trips to the US ... Read more about this post

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Photographer Marta Morton was enjoying another spectacular sunset when she spotted this lovely scene—a picture-perfect clump of Old Man Cacti and the pastel colours of what she later learned were crepuscular rays (see page 18). For more of Marta’s images, turn the pages of this issue and visit www.harbourclubvillas.com.

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