Trip Start Jan 31, 2013
8Trip End Feb 07, 2013
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So, we woke up kinda late...8:30ish...(tehehe... if you're reading this and thought it was mom, i tricked you!) continuing... we went to snag our free breakfast and a few other items for later. Breakfast was better than expected and we were even joined by the not so rare island chicken bird! They are running and cockadoodledooing everywhere here! After that, we were off to the Mastic Trail!
We opted for public bus transportation and caught a bus to downtown Georgetown where we then took the #3 bus or rather minivan that was going to the North and East Ends. This bus went past our starting point for the trail and dropped us off at the end of the trail before we knew it. all good. We took a glimpse of the ocean at Dead Mans Bay and did the trail backwards. tons of birds, lizards, tropical plants and a couple of frogs! There were many wonderful finds along the way, spotted by Kara! and we have the pictures to prove it
We walked back to the intersection with the road running around the periphery of the island. We had bought some gatorade just before boarding the bus, but with all that hiking and sweating in the sun and high humidity, we were certainly in danger of dehydration. Luckily there was a drinks vendor right there on the corner with his cooler. He was a friendly guy and gave us the lowdown on what drinks he had available: lemonade, guava, something that tasted like spinach, carrot-beet, and maybe a few others. Kara picked the lemonade and I the guava and we paid our $5 US apiece. The Cayman dollar is worth 25% more than the US dollar.
After that, we waited and waited for a bus to take us a little further out on the island to the East End this time...and were almost ready to change the plan, but there it was. Our blisters were catching up with us., it came just in time! So we drove in the bus/minivan to the East End after passing some very nice houses along the coast. This area was not so developed as where we are staying and there are no big hotels or condos. We also passed a few more cemeteries along the oceanside.
Back to Georgetown (the big city here), we got in a little shopping. Then, our first swim in the ocean! just what we needed before dinner at Coconut Joe's, and back to the room to upload pictures...and now we're up to date. -kjk (additions in italics by mom)