beach, sun and diving
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i arrived in the Cayman Islands to perfectly turquoise water and hot sunny weather. This is my first place on a big backpack, roughing it trip, but i am staying in my own room, right on the waters edge at my friend Ellen's place, and eating too well. so nice - may never be able to leave....
Cayman Islands is a Caribbean island of only 50000 people - half expats and half caymanians. and there is not much to do but laze on the beach, go scuba diving, and drink. so in true cayman spirit that's just what i have been doing.
the diving here is great with so many fish and beautiful coral. there is a wall drop-off that is alive and so colourful. saw stingrays, turtles, moray eels, tarpon (massive fish!), crabs, .....
Ellen, Rachel, Naina and I had a great day out on the Monx - a boat with 2 DJs, a bar that ran out of vodka and lots of dancing.
You spend many a day here at the beach. In between the tropical storms that is when you run for cover. Rumpoint is a beautiful area with the perfect white sandy beach and turquoise water. where you can get a cocktail whilst lying in the hammock. mmm
I stayed in the Caymans for 4 days then went to Cuba then came back for another 5 days. Hurricane Dean hit here whilst i was in Cuba (fortunately for me). Ellen was evacuated from her home, had to pack up all possessions and go to a shelter as the waves would flood it, and many expats took the next plane for home or miami. Crazy! whereas Cuba received no hurricane where i was.
next stop from caymans is mexico!