Turks and Caicos.  These moments from our honeymoon several years ago.

First of all, there’s Grace Bay.  Look at this perfect nonsense.  The sharpness and clarity of that pristine water, the arc and loft of the clouds.  The sand is fine, soft, forgiving, like you’re strolling along on just wrapped in a blanket of warm memories, breeze on your carefree shoulders.

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Then, circling back around to Five Cays, just east of the sound, there’s this long stretch of shallow water.  This view from the tables at Bugaloo’s.  The water’s not the most trustworthy here – those dudes are cleaning fish and conches.  Five Cays is the fishermen’s side of the island.  It’s a little humbler here, the resorts further away, Five Cays in Providenciales Turks & Caicos CaribbeanChurch of Christ Blue Hills Road Providenciales Turks & Caicos CaribbeanConch Shell Grace Bay Providenciales Turks & Caicos Caribbean

And then we were gone, lifted away from this idyllic wind and water, the distant coo of birds, seafaring wings swooping up and back and then disappearing like a heavy coin into the horizon.

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