So this was our LAST port of call for the cruise. A slightly sad day… but awesome none the less.
The men had planned on going scuba diving, while the ladies planned on going shopping.
This is the view as we docked–
Gorgeous right? That sign on the right says WELCOME TO GRAND TURK
Grand Turk is six miles long and a mile wide.
So the guys had to be off the boat by 10:30 to meet up with their scuba instructor, and we were going to meet at 11:30 to go shopping. (I’ll try to get Sam on here to write about the Scuba day)
We met up with Ms. Linda, Chad’s mom (super shopper extrodinarire) to go peruse the place. We asked the first security guy we came to “Someone told us there’s no shopping inland, is that true?” and he said “they were lying. There are shops in town”
So we decided, okay, we’ll take a cab into town and go shopping for jewlery there (there are lots of shops right at the port, including a Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville). So, the four girls, Ms. Linda and her beau shuffle into a van and head into town. When we get there, we were instantly disappointed in regards to shopping. All they really had were some little owner run shops that sold t-shirts and crappy bracelets, as well as leather items with faces impressed in them. Strange. Jess and Britney did share the “best lemonade” they had all day… and I debated getting some lionfish to try. I wimped out.
So, after looking through all the shops and not getting a single deal, we all said, lets head back. This was about 30 minutes after getting there. We get back and decide to shop a little more in the stores in the port, then go for lunch and drinks at Margaritaville.
Another thirty minutes and a conch shell charm for me, we headed to Margaritaville.
If you’ve ever been, you know about the yardstick drinks. At 15 bucks a pop, they’re quite expensive… and also quite good. We found a good place in the sun, then swam up to the bar to order ourselves a yardstick drink. Here’s our friend Junelyn showing off how large those drinks really are: