Thursday, January 30, 2014

A little bit more about Grand Cayman

I didn't mean to rub in going somewhere warm:) The Man and I hadn't been on a trip together for nearly 3 years. We had booked this trip to see friends who live on the island, and then the friends picked the weekend we were there to get married. What fun!

Cayman is a very small island (22 miles across). While the weather feels Caribbean (we were blessed with what we thought was warm but the locals thought was cold - it was in the 20s C [80 F] but it was a bit windy), the island itself  feels like a North American city then other warm places we have visited.

Most of the time we spent visiting or sitting on the beach. I have taken up snorkelling. Saw some cool fish. That being said, we did do some traveling around the island in our rental car. The Man did an awesome job driving on the left side! 

The starfish from yesterday was at Starfish point and we believe it was alive (although I wouldn't know how to tell!)

Here are some pictures from our travels! 

The Facebook flip flop tree - for some reason tourists have made this a thing!


A rare blue iguana. They only live on Grand Cayman. This was at the botanical gardens where they have a breed and release program.
20 some years ago there were only like 30 left and now there are about 800. 



The blow holes

At the turtle farm where they are breeding turtles to replace the population.


7 mile beach
Now it is back to the bitter cold and work!

Hope everyone is surviving the cold.

21 comments:

  1. Love seeing the pix and 7 Mile Beach looks fabulous. Have a tremendous Thursday and stay warm.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. What a lovely trip... I'm jealous, it looks so warm!

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  3. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh This was a WARM and REFRESHING Post. We needed this. THANKS fur sharing it with us.
    Love the Iguana and the Turtle pictures... AND the Rock Heart ... butt the Flip Flop tree has us scratching our necks.
    Just sayin.

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  4. Wow, what a beautiful and fun place! That tree is cool and I bet the surf felt wonderful. OMD the crabby girls are all agog about that iguana and especially that shelled furiend the turtle!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Pol Comm

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  5. oh doggie such a wonderful place, and hey you didn't rub it in, we just like rubbing back, Barharhar, cause we have never been!

    The Mad Scots

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  6. OMD! Beautiful photos!!!! Wow!
    I love the flip flop tree lol
    ((Husky hugz frum da pack)

    "Love is being owned by a husky"

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  7. the weather feels caribbean, oh we can only dream about it. That's the perfect place for my clan. Mom could worship the flip-flop-tree, I could dig a hole on the beach, our tortoise Hell-mut could meet some cute turtle-girls and my dad could pay for it. Perfect!

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  8. Seriously - you are making us all so jealous :) :)

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  9. Beautiful photos......beautiful place! I just KNEW it was some place more exotic than Florida....and I'm glad it was....if you're going to wait that long between vacations it needs to be FABULOUS and it appears to have been. Coming back to reality is always tough!

    Pam

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  10. Hope you've made a mental picture you can escape to when it gets freezing again. That was beautiful..and who knew thongs (flip flops) grew on trees? BOL!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    Glad you didn't get hit by a car.....strange crossing streets when the traffic is coming the other way, huh?

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  11. Awesome. Moms next destination. Enjoy
    Lily

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  12. I want to touch the turtles...adorable! Glad you had a nice trip :)

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  13. That looked like a wonderful vacation. Lucky you.

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  14. We love all the photos and we are so happy for both of you that you can share some wonderful time together. The pictures are sooo colorful and full of happiness!
    We love the turtle.
    love
    tweedles

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  15. Looks like you had a great trip!

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  16. I'm jealous! I've never been to the Caymans but we have a timeshare in the Bahamas. I love the Bahamas and I know I would love the Caymans! Hope you had a great trip!

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  17. We would so love to go there, it's beautiful.. xxooxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  18. Those pictures are amazing. I really love, love, love the turtle pictures. I bet you felt so relaxed while you were there.
    oxox
    Daisy

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