Category Archives: Turks and Caicos

Mudjin Harbor and Dragon Cay T…

 the last couple of Tuesdays I have been sharing photos from our March Turks and Caicos trip (the beautiful book below was in our room … I played with tiny shells we found on the beach to compliment the photo collage…some of the shells were as little as the tip of your fingernail)…

TCI Album w shells

as part of our adventures on the day we took a short ferry ride from Providenciales to Middle and North Caicos Islands we made a point to visit a spot recommended by a friend

Magpie's Nest Panorama Mudjin Harbour

she said it was one of the most beautiful places she had ever visited…

Magpie's Nest Mudjin Harbour

we paused at the cliff top Mudjin Bar & Grill to take in the view and enjoy a glass of nice cold lemonade (it looked like a great place to eat too!)...

Magpie's Nest Dragon Cay Mudjin Harbour

if you use your imagination you can see the rock formation resembling a sleeping dragon (someone lost a hat so we propped it on a post in case they came looking for it)…

Magpie's Nest Mudjin Blue Horizon Walkways

we enjoyed walking on the paths made of natural materials which led us to a staircase down through the limestone cliffs to a surprise secluded beach …

Mudjin Harbour Middle Caicos Island

we had the traveling tea cup along for this little adventure too

Magpie's Nest Hidden beach Traveling T Cup

a day trip was really not long enough to take in all the sights but we felt we made the most of our first visit to this treasure of a place…

Magpie's Nest Mudjin Harbor Secret Beach

wishing everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover a very happy T day while part of me still has sand in my shoes…

Magpie's Nest Dragon Cay TCI

 (as an aside Mr Magpie and I hardly ever print out photographs anymore so having a selection of travel photos here and on my Flickr page gives us virtual albums to visit…hope you enjoy them too)

Travel makes one modest…

before our trip last month when I should have/could have been packing I played with my tea cup art journal adding this page using one of my gelli prints as the background…

Magpie's Nest Ocean blue (1)bits of napkin and a postage stamp from my collection…

Magpie's Nest Ocean blue (2)

created my art journal page full of anticipation…

Magpie's Nest Ocean blue

little did I know then just how blue and stunning the water … sky and beaches of Turks & Caicos would be…

Magpie's Nest TCI sea fan

I printed out one of the photos that Mr Magpie took of me with my traveling parasol on a secluded beach on Middle Caicos Island

Travel makes one modest...

adding highlights and layers that are a bit tricky to show…

Travel makes one modest... (2)

using various acrylic paints and pens for the layers (including a little aqua gelato)…

Travel makes one modest... (1)

a favorite quote from Gustave Flaubert “Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” speaks for me…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Travel makes one modest

More Turks & Caicos Island T …

Magpie's Nest North and Middle Caicos Islands

Mr Magpie experienced his first ever driving on the left side of the road (TCI is a British Territory even though they use American currency…let’s just say he was glad there were very few vehicles on the road and just a couple of circles)…

Ferry from Provo to North Caicos

it was a short ferry ride from the island of Providenciales where we were staying to North Caicos Island where we rented a car (make that an old beat up Jeep with a great Caribbean music mixed CD to carry us along the rough and ready roads)…

Magpie's Nest North & Middle Caicos Islands

there is a causeway between North Caicos (population approx 1,400) and Middle Caicos (population approx 275) which led us to some beautiful secluded places…

Magpie's Nest Daniels Cafe Middle Caicos

we enjoyed a tasty lunch of fresh red snapper at Daniel’s Cafe By The Sea (the owner Daniel and his son are really nice and friendly)…

Magpie's Nest one flamingo TCI

we had hoped to see some of the many flamingos that are drawn to this area… in the end we were grateful to see this lone ONE…

Bambarra Beach treasures

impulse sent us down a road to a wonderful spot called Bambarra Beach named after the local rum

Bambarra Beach Middle Caicos Island

we spent a fair bit of time relaxing in the shade and combing the beach for treasures snapping oodles of photos with our traveling tea cup and parasol (those sea fans were really tempting me…happy to have lots of photos at least)…

Magpie's Nest Platico Point Middle Caicos

from there we took a narrow road that ran parallel to the water and came upon a rusty barge and equipment that we later found out were leftover from a failed attempt at making a cargo port (aqua and rust are such a wonderful color combo!!!)…

Turks & Caicos Islands Middle Caicos

our next stop was recommended by a friend and wowee was it ever magical there…

Middle and North Caicos map

since this is getting a bit long I will save that for another day…

Bambarra Beach cup of sea fan tea

(if you’d like a closer look at any of the photos you can click on them)

here’s wishing you a very happy T day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…

Turks and Caicos T …

Grace Bay Beach  Provo TCI Coconut drinks

back from our visit to the British West Indies Islands of Turks and Caicos

Magpie's Nest TCI evening shadows

feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with so many special memories…

Seven Stars Resort TCI collage

we stayed at a beautiful resort right on the beach…

Seven Stars Resort Provo TCI

with a heated salt water pool and beautifully manicured grounds…

Providentiales TCI

if you are curious to learn a bit more about the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) you can visit here for some facts

Magpie's Nest TCI flora

all of the staff were so cordial and gracious they really made everyone feel pampered and quite at home…

yellow cloud sunset

they went out of their way to learn the guests names which we found to be quite impressive…

Coconuts Conch Shells and Blue Blue water

this trip goes down as one of our all time best beach vacations…

sun begins to setwe are already dreaming of a return visit someday…

Magpie's Nest taken thru sunglass lens

the photo above was taken from our balcony looking through a sun glass lens which gave it an interesting look (good sun glasses were a must)…

Magpie's Nest peach sky sunset

even though the sky would darken sometimes off in the distance we never had any rain…

Magpie's Nest Traveling Tea Cup

 we brought the traveling tea cup along…

Seven Stars balcony view

our balcony had a very nice view and it was a good respite from the strong midday sun…

Magpie's Nest Birds and Lizards on TCI

 we never got tired of the sound of the water that was so crystalline clear and  impossibly blue

down the beach blues

here’s wishing you a happy T day along with everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover…