to wade into the cooling calm turquoise waters.
for a second I thought I was back in the island where I grew up.
the color enhanced by the recent rain,
small homes built a few meters away from the runway.
that warm air felt so soft as it hits my face.
we were welcomed with the widest white smiles,
and a peaceful pace of life.
and amusingly watched the roosters freely wandering about the airport grounds.
|For those who are terrified of lizards,|
they look prehistoric but they are quite harmless.
|In my country this rooster will be trained for cockfighting or would be someone's dinner.|
business is booming, with over 600 Banks and Trust Companies.
Cayman has seen a steady appreciation of its real estate product.
we headed across the street to a warehouse store
similar to the one we have in the U.S.
the 2 bottles a day they provide at the hotel is just not enough for our family.
we still bought more fruits,
and snacks for the children to take on our daily excursions.
I still encourage my children to eat healthy.
I took a walk while my family was still sound asleep.
When my feet got tired,
I sat and enjoyed
you'll find the ideal environment for a great family holiday.
my husband and I would go outside our bedroom and lie on the hammock,
or sit on our chairs with our feet on the water.
We would talk about anything, about our day, or our plans after his retirement,
full of very happy intoxicated guests after their sunset cruise.
dining on the Catch of the Day specialties,
- Snorkeling trip to the Coral Garden
- Snorkeling at the Barrier Reef
- Get a Massage and Kiss from a stingray at Stingray City
- Lunch at Kaibo and visit Starfish Point
- Shopping at Georgetown
- Cocktails and delicious Food at Rum Point
- Participate in watersports
- Take a real submarine ride
- Visit the Cayman Islands Turtle Farm
- Simply Bask in the Sun
- and of course ... You have to go to HELL
is a snorkeling trip to the Coral Gardens,
We opted for the Beach Lunch Tour.
the rain stopped when we got to our first stop.
|They love eating cuttlefish.|
|Because it was raining,|
the current was a bit strong for our little swimmers,
Captain Marvin's crew were great in assisting the kids.
|My little Taz had so much fun on his snorkeling trip.|
TIP: DO NOT BUY THE SNORKELING SET FROM THE FAMOUS WAREHOUSE STORE in the U.S.
It was a waste of money!!!
|Oh how I wish it was sunny, the colors on these fish are unbelievable.|
the stingrays think you have food for them.
At one point my husband had his hand up,
he was actually holding our underwater camera,
and not cuttlefish,
and a few stingrays swam towards him thinking he has food on his hands.
|Here I am getting a free back massage from the female stingray with Gerardo's assistance.|
|Ok! Here it goes. anything for LUCK !|
7 years of GOODLUCK according to the local tale if you kiss a stingray.
I kissed her 3x, I guess that's 21 years. LOL!
|He did it to make me happy. He really didn't like it!|
|I love watching this creatures swim around me.|
|Here I am trying to get a shot of the stingrays behind me.|
Next time I'll hire a photographer to come with us. Hahaha!
|Little Taz was not happy with the stingrays brushing against his feet.|
|Female Stingrays going crazy over my husband, thinking he was holding cuttlefish.|
|Gerardo showing us the Male Stingray which is smaller than the female stingray.|
After snorkeling, we needed to fuel up,
so we headed back to shore and had lunch at Kaibo Beach Bar & Grill.
On our way there,
we had a friend that swam with us all the way to the dock.
We all had the chance to introduce ourselves, or him to us.
He just wanted some good company
and we all named him,
of course ... what else? ...
|WHY IS THE WATER GREEN?|
The bottom is filled with sea grass or some call it turtle grass.
It is a rustic Caribbean Bar surrounded by coconut palm trees,
away from the busy Seven Mile Beach.
Perfect place for a romantic dinner at the beach.
Or just quietly lounge around, sipping a Mudslide in one of the Cabanas
on a lazy afternoon.
Starfish Point/ Starfish Beach a.k.a Ivory Kai Point.
It is a beautiful remote beach on the Northern coast of grand Cayman.
It has shallow, crystal clear water, perfect for little swimmers.
Cushion Starfish naturally live here
and frequent the shallows looking for food,
though there is no guarantee you'll be seeing them.
We were lucky to have found a few.
being bigger than his head.
That was the icing on the cake
for this trip.
|Visit the Local Library built in 1939 and opened in 1940.|
|Peace Memorial is open on special occasions.|
|Historic Cayman Home|
|Tile artwork by locals at The Legislative Assembly (Parliament).|
|Of course the Shopping Center's clock is made by Rolex!|
|Water Trike, its fun and quite an exercise.|
|Can't contain her excitement to go sailing.|
|My really tanned son just watching, |
not old enough to go on the Hobie Wave Sailboat.
|My husband and daughter taking in the beautiful view |
of Grand Cayman from above.
|Our new friends from Chicago leisurely kayaking.|
|Little Taz on the waverunner just for a photo op.|
He was not allowed because of the age limit rule.
He was just happy to get to sit on it, the motor was off, of course.
Ahhhh!!! The simple joys of childhood.
|A very funny board post from the staff at Rum Point|
|Sunset @ RUM POINT|
Well this is it for now,