Grand Cayman – Cayman Islands


Cruise ships at anchor Grand Cayman

After a day at sea yesterday we arrived in Grand Cayman this morning. Grand Cayman. The Cayman Islands were originally named ‘Las Tortugas’ (The Turtles) by Christopher Columbus, the first explorer, but were later renamed Cayman after  ‘Caymans’ the Caribbean word for crocodiles. I did notice that there are dolphin tours, stingray tours, turtle tours, reef and ray tours but no crocodile tour.

The population here is only 52,000 but is comprised of over 100 nationalities. ( And at the time of our visit our cruise ship plus 3 others with a population 15,000!!, my estimate)
Pirates of the Caribbean
We did our usual thing here, walked past all the tour buses and set out on foot to do our own exploring and Geocaching. Not to mention working off a few kilos of food consumed on the ship which in Steven’s case is really beginning to show!!! 
Off we set to walk the 4k to Seven Mile Beach. Very closed off beach access with hotels and condos all claiming there stretch of private beach. Very much like Tahiti with  very few public beach access areas.

Rum Delivery Barrels Grand Cayman
Geocaching Heros Square Grand Cayman
Rotary very active in Grand Cayman
Trish under a shade tree
Limited beach access

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