Monday, April 04, 2011

More than a Stopover...

View from the Happy Hour Gazebo at South Side Marina - every day at 5pm!
We are nestled at the lovely, cruiser-run South Side Marina here on the south side of Provo.  Because we haven't treated ourselves to a dock since Florida, we decided the time was nigh to give our boat a scrub, do some laundry and revel in the convenience of being dockside.  The fact that our dinghy motor has gone on the fritz again (wince) also aided in making the decision to stop at a marina an easy choice.  Having no motor makes getting around much more difficult.

We really weren't sure what to expect about the Turks and Caicos...we had heard it's not the best cruising area (due to very shallow water, a mostly "resort" and very touristy community, and a limited number of good anchorages) and most people we spoke to use these beautiful islands as nothing more than a short stopover to wait for a weather window and do some provisioning before heading to the Dominican Republic.

Not us!

We will be here a bit longer because, as luck (or fate?) would have it - one of Scott's good friends from college actually happens to be getting married here this coming weekend and she, being the most gracious and generous bride-to-be that she is - insisted we join in the festivities!  Who the heck can say no to a destination wedding?!  We actually stayed with her lovely parents at the dock behind their house when we sailed through the Detroit area back in October and are looking forward to connecting again.  We are so honored and thrilled to be invited and part the festivities!  It's is a little crazy, however, to think that they'll be traveling the same distance in a few hour plane flight what has taken us seven months!

Brittany & Scott

1 comment:

Robert Salnick said...

The same distance maybe, but no comparison on the experience

Fair winds,

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