Tuesday, February 3, 2009
C Is For Cayman Islands
It's time again For ABC Wednesday. If you aren't participating in ABC Wednesday, you are missing out on a lot of fun. This week the letter is C. C is for Cayman Islands.
GEORGE TOWN GRAND CAYMAN
I have been to the Cayman Islands twice, but only set foot on land once. In 2003 Gina and I went on a cruise with 10 other friends. We were supposed to go to Grand Cayman, but the seas were to rough, so the tenders couldn't take us from the ship to shore. We were in the Caymans again on Christmas Eve 2008.
WAITING IN LINE FOR THE TENDERS
It was almost noon before we got ashore. The tenders started running around 10 o'clock, but we were quite a way down the list to get off.
SEVEN MILE BEACH
We did a bit of shopping, then took a taxi to the famous Seven Mile Beach. The beach was beautiful, and it seemed a bit odd to be at the beach on Christmas Eve.
We took our own snorkeling gear, and enjoyed snorkeling right along the beach. The water was a bit cool when you first got in, but we soon acclimated to it. We spent about two hours at the beach, but then had to get a taxi back to the cruise terminal.
CRUISE SHIPS AT GRAND CAYMAN
When we got back to the cruise ship terminal, we saw that everyone else on the cruise ships was there also. The line for the tenders was incredibly long. We waited in line for over an hour.
I really enjoyed the time we spent at Seven Mile Beach. Unfortunately we spent as much time waiting for tenders to take us to and from Grand Cayman as we got to spend at the beach. Still it was great to be able to spend Christmas Eve at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
GINA GAVIN AND I AT GRAND CAYMAN
I am very involved in my local Relay For Life. You can view my Relay For Life Blog here.
Posted by Richard Lawry at 7:32 AM
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It is a beautiful island. Roger and I took a cruise out of New Orleans in April '05 for his 50th birthday. We visited Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Absolutely beautiful! You all looked like you had a wonderful time.ReplyDelete
Love the pictures!!!
What a beautiful place! And, it looks *warm,* quite a change from what you've been experiencing lately. Nice post, Richard.ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking me there. Summer is the best season of the year - and sunshine at such a beautiful place must be perfect :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for taking us to the beach. Lovely to have a swim in the sea at x-mas!ReplyDelete
Wow,I really enjoyed this,thank you.Beautiful place and beautiful pictures.ReplyDelete
I'm sitting here in yet another snow storm and your post has warmed me up! ThanksReplyDelete
I am really pleased that I have put you in "My Favorites". You are very entertaining to read and you make me smile often.ReplyDelete
Maybe not Tall ships, but at least LARGE ships in your post today! Must have been a nice Christmas-celebration.ReplyDelete
Lovely beach. And a different way to spend Christmas!ReplyDelete
OH WOW!! This is fantastic! So beautiful! How I wish I could be there! It looks absolutely delightful...ReplyDelete
This looks fantastic Richard, just what I wanted to see on this grey February day/ TyraReplyDelete
Oh, these pictures made me long for summer Richie! I am so glad you had a beautiful time on your trip. Your family is lovely!ReplyDelete
I am going to do a secret shopping job at the end of the month and give you the money I make for your relay : ).
Looks like a wonderful place and how terrific it would be to be there right now instead of "enjoying" 10 degree weather!ReplyDelete
Looks like a good time was had by all!ReplyDelete
How nice to be there at Christmastime. I enjoyed these photos as we are cold & snowy up 'north.'ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing!