George Town, Grand Caymans
Trip Start Feb 18, 2012
9Trip End Feb 27, 2012
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Erin and I did the Stingrays and Snorkel Tour. When we got to the pier we walked a block to buses to take us to the boat, the Cayman Beauty. When we got to the sandbar where the stingrays were there were lots of boats already there, anchored in a circle around the sand bar. We got out in water that was a little above our waists. It was a beautiful spot. Our guide went and got a stingray for us to feed. He held her so we could feed her cut up squid. Her mouth was on the bottom and she sucked it out of our hands like a vacuum cleaner. No teeth, no worries. Then we each got to hold her and have our picture taken with her. Erin and I were two of the last ones to do this. There were a few other stingrays swimming around as well. We only saw females as they are the big ones. The males are smaller and are only around in the summer.
Then we got back on the boat and got our snorkel gear. We went a short distance away from stingray city, as it is called, for our snorkel. We only had about half an hour in the water. We saw lots of coral and sea fans and some fish far from the boat. It didn't take us long to be far from the boat, so I headed back. Just as I got close the guide threw bait off the back of the boat and hundreds of fish came to feed. They were beautiful. When I got back on the boat, Jenny our photographer, had the pictures ready. I bought the CD of the four pictures she had taken of us. They turned out pretty well. There was one of me holding the stingray, one of us kissing the stingray, one of both of us with the stingray and one of us with the stingray’s wing over Erin’s shoulder. Then we headed back to shore.
When we got back to Georgetown, we headed to Del Sol where we were supposed to meet Larry and Derek. They weren’t there. We checked the Hard Rock and Margaritaville but didn’t find them. We looked for a magnet for Erin of the Grand Cayman flag but didn’t find one. So we went to Breezes for lunch. We had really good conch fritters and split an order of Rose Sauce Pasta which was excellent. We had a great view of the Pearl from where we sat on the second floor. We looked for Larry and Derek one more time and then headed back to the boat. We got back about 2:30.
It wasn’t long until Larry and Derek arrived feeling very “happy.” In addition to all the beer and rum tasting they had done, they had found a small bar near Del Sol to have some more beer. They had a great time “tasting” Georgetown. We watched the sail-away, then Larry, Derek and I had a nap. Erin walked nine laps and watched the sunset. We missed a good one. She finally woke us up about 7:30. We went to the Bliss Lounge for music trivia and got 21 out of 40 this time but still didn’t win. Once group got 29 points. Then Derek, Larry and I went to supper. Erin went to the buffet and the blogged. For starters Larry and I had Caesar Salad and Derek had Apple Cranberry salad. For entrees Larry had the Chef’s Special a Burrito, Derek had Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs, and I had Salmon. For dessert Derek and I had Chocolate Decadence and Larry had Coconut Sherbet. After supper we walked around the ship and watched them decorate for the White Hot Part at pool side which didn’t begin until 10:45. We went back to our cabins for the night at 10:30. We were all tired from our day in the heat and the sun. When we got back we had towel monkeys hanging from our curtains. It is something we look forward to seeing every night when we get back to our rooms. The room steward makes a different animal each night.