Thursday, August 09, 2012

Part 10
Chalk Sound National Park

Chalk Sound National Park has to be seen to be believed! The color is amazing.  What electric blue!  We stopped by this unique area after we left the Cultural Center.  We were in the area of Chalk Sound known as Silly Creek,

Officially designated a National Park almost 20 years ago, this beautiful expanse of water, peppered with little cays and bordered by undulating ridges and valleys of untouched green bush, is certainly one of the most stunning natural areas on Providenciales. Spanning over 5 1/2 square miles, the park is a haven of tranquility and nature in an island whose main arteries now bustle with the hum of commercialism and development.

This national park is home to hundreds of species of marine life, birds and plants. The shallow lagoon is linked to the ocean via narrow inlets at its southwestern edge and, with its fine white sandy bottom and red, black and white mangrove fringes, it provides a safe nursery ground for — amongst other marine species — barracuda, bonefish and nurse sharks. Hawksbill and green turtles have also been spotted amongst the cays.

There was a little sail boat that provided a wonderful photo opportunity.


We suggested that Desmond and Vanessa get into a picture.  Here's what happened.

When on vacation, Shirley has a history of posing for the local Romney newspaper.  It is great that she carries a paper with her.  When she gets home she will be published as a reader visiting Turks and Caicos.  She did that when we cruised to Puerto Rica, St. Marten, St. Thomas, and Nassau.  What fun!

We will never get over the beauty of Chalk Sound and Silly Creek.

Tomorrow's blog  - Lunch at another amazing location.


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