Jagan and Sue moved from Providenciales (Provo for short) to Salt Cay in the spring of 1999. Their daughter was only 8 months old at the time and the opportunity to ‘house-sit’ Windmills, a small, exclusive north shore hotel was too good to pass up.
Sue had moved from her previous life working with race horses in Ontario, Canada to Provo in 1992. She worked first in the diving industry, then as ‘Sue on the Beach’ at the small luxury resort of Grace Bay Club. There she booked everything from fishing, beach excursions, snorkeling trips, diving, Island hopping, sunset cruises, dining and more.
Jagan hails from South Caicos, the main fish exporting island in the Archipelago. There he spent almost as much time on the sea as on land. He had moved to Provo to be part of the building expansion in the mid 90’s. While out one night he met Sue on the dance floor, and the rest is history!
Arriving on Salt Cay at the very end of the ‘whale season’ set Jagan and Sue on a course to start their own small whale watch and tour company. With an old boat that Jagan made seaworthy and an equally old engine, they launched their whale watching adventures the following winter.
The Green Flash Cafe, on the dock, was also a big part of the family’s life in those days. A whale headquarters, a great place to catch up on the happenings of the island, have a rum punch (or two) partake of island cuisine and Jagan’s famous fried chicken wings and maybe even catch a glimpse of a breaching whale. Hurricane Ike washed the Green Flash far out to sea but you can still come to the dock and who knows maybe even catch the elusive flash of green at sunset!
Jagan and Sue’s absence from Salt Cay was spent in St. Andrews By The Sea, New Brunswick, Canada while their daughter, Jade could complete high school. Time was not wasted here and many contacts up and down the Atlantic coast in the whale watching world were made.
Now as newly minted ’empty nesters’ Jagan and Sue are returning the winter of 2016 to reacquaint themselves with old friends and meet new ones on land and in the sea.