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Before we left home, I kept saying that with all the airline problems, we would probably have a trip cancellation, which did happen on our connecting flight in Miami. As we left the house I decided that I didn’t have to carry the extra change of clothes in my carry on because we hadn’t lost luggage in quite a few years-my mistake!!!! None of the luggage from the cancelled flight was put on the new flight. But the really nice thing was that it was delivered all the way out to Kaibo the next morning. Can’t figure why the luggage didn’t make it onto the flight-they had several hours to figure it out-oh well!
Here is a picture of the very quiet beach at the Kaibo Yacht Club and a picture of the boats at the Kaibo dock
In the morning I love to walk from Kaibo up to Rum Point and along the way there are some very pretty flowering plants
There were a ton of butterflies along the way, but I was only able to capture this one
And this was a really nice century plant
I found this hermit crab walking near me as I was sitting on the beach.
There were 2 pelicans hanging out around Rum Point. I didn’t have a camera the day that they were sitting on the rocks, but here is a picture of one of them in flight. You don’t see pelicans too often in Cayman, so I am always excited the years that they are here.
I saw this little stingray off the Rum Point Pier
The police boat comes by the Kaibo dock periodically. 1200 HP (4motors-300hp each) guess they need the speed to catch the bad guys
This was a cool remote controlled boat that sounded like a jet ski. It could go up to 40 mph. I think this was more the dad’s toy than the boy’s toy.
Sitting out on the beach one day, some really pretty chairs appeared and I was excited to see a wedding performed right in front of our condo. There was a beautiful steel drum to accompany the music.
We had a really great snorkel off the Retreat. The water was very calm which does not happen that often and we were able to snorkel out pretty far and saw some really nice big coral heads and some things that almost looked like full bushy pine trees. My son who dives said that he had never seen anything like them—lots of fish, conch and a few lobsters.
One day I was walking the beach at Kaibo and I saw this trail in the water and realized it was a conch heading up to the beach. I was surprised to see it coming in to such a shallow place. Also saw several small jelly fish at the edge of the shore too.
It’s been a really nice trip so far. The weather the first week was cool and we had some rain, but luckily we are here long enough so that didn’t bother us too much.
If you come to this side of the island be sure to have the french fries at Kaibo. They are the absolute best…and they have great fried onion straws too—The mahi mahi sandwich is a favorite of mine. The men in the family love the curry grouper, but there was no grouper to be had. We’re waiting for a big catch.
Looking forward to another 2 weeks.
Thanks for the early report. It sounds like a great trip so far ( minus the airline fiasco). It’s 10 degrees here this morning so I don’t think the snow will ever melt. Enjoy the rest of your trip.
HAPPY NEW YEAR :cheers:
Randy & Chris
Thanks Randy and Chris
Cool thing-last night after the fireworks(which were great) at Kaibo-people set off candle balloons sailing off into the sky-probably not great for the environment-I’ve never seen these before but my son says they are common in Asia. They looked like big paper lanterns-seemed they were heating them and when they took off you could see a flame in the inside. It really looked pretty. Last night was a blue moon (second full moon of the month)
Keep it coming. We love seeing the colors and warmth. It’s colder than heck here and we’re still 6 weeks away from our trip…
Awesome pictures shelly! Thanks for brightening up my dreary winter day!
Thanks DS, Squidkisser and tracya
I’ve got another 11 days so hopefully I’ll have some more pictures to post. I’m planning on a tour of the Iguana Recovery program at the Garden on Tuesday. Think I’ll probably call and make sure they’re running them during this period of time
Shelly…you picked a great time to be away from frigid IL!! Heat wave today – supposed to get to 20!! Your pictures help with this terrible cold Chicago weather!
We’re in single digits – 99 days to go!!
Hearing the weather from home makes it well worth every penny I am spending here!
Went to Pedro’s Castle Sunday and to the Iguana Recovery Program Tours today (which was absolutely fabulous) More on that later. Battery was dead on my camera for hopefully someone is going to send me a few pictures of the iguanas.
We always think about doing the Iguana tour, or the Pedro Castle tour, or the Botanical Garden tour…. But then we just end up diving our butts off. So, if you get any pictures post ’em so we can see what we’re gonna miss!
Oh gosh, what GREAT photos, Shelly! Love the wedding photos…what a great place to get married.
More photos, please!
I’ve been so remiss in not commenting until now on your great pictures that you took the time to post last week. It’s always so wonderful to see Cayman through your eyes. Even though you’ve been there so many times, you always find something new to see or do. It’s really a joyful experience to read your report and look at those pictures……keep them coming!
DS-you really should take those tours—I don’t know if they do the Botanic Tour anymore (except for the iguana one)-last year they had said they were discontinued. But the iguana tour was really special. Guide was excellent and had so much information. Pedro’s castle was interesting, but I thought a little slow-but if you are interested in some of the island history very informative. Also the Mastic Trail tour that we took last year was excellent. None of these are very expensive
We visited Pedro’s castle a few weeks ago, it was interesting,but our guide was so long winded, we were there for almost two hours.
Shelly…I’d find a way to stay longer! We’ve had about 7″ of snow since 3am this morning and it’s not stopping! ?