A Caribbean Story

by William Bossen Photography

The Grand Turks were a wonderful way to wrap up our two week holiday season in the Caribbean; one of the most sunny and salty Christmas’s ever!  We spent lazy days on small islands with white sandy beaches, cruised on a Catamaran, snorkeled in crystal blue waters, visited forts fought over and between the French, English, and Spanish.

We drank rum and coconut water, ate plantains, fish, beans, rice, and Jerk Chicken.  We kayaked in channels that cross between islands where the waters are filled with Conch, Sea Turtles, Cucumbers, and Jelly Fish and the land guarded by Mangrove.  We encountered great disparity between the wealthy and the poor; billionaire’s yachts floating carelessly in waters adjoined to local land communities in disrepair, hurricane worn and torn.  We wondered and reflected about the history of these places;  a land of booty for pirates seeking spices, gold, and rum and a refuge for great explorers seeking the New World.  How one spends there life in the Caribbean is beyond me?   I propose it is a nice place to visit and get lost in a mirage of sea, sun, and seamless days without a worry in the world.