Georgetown, Cayman Islands
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May 6th, 2010 – by: aelder2259
I was going alone on my excursion today...Karyn was going to relax, then maybe go in for some shopping. My excursion was Stingray City Adventure. Our cruise ship was tendered offshore, so I had to catch a boat ashore. I waited about 30 minutes until our tour guide
took us to the bus that was taking us to our boat. Once on the boat, it was another 30 minute ride to where the stingrays were. The rather large, but gentle creatures are very curious and come right up to check you out.
The larger stingrays are the femails and they are about three times the size of the males. One thought my camera was food and nibbled my fingers as it tried to taste the camera. I learned that if I sood still in the waist-deep water and extended my arms in front, the rays would swim right up to me and I could rub its belly. AFter touching several and getting my photo taken with one, I donned my snorkle and was content tojust watch the rays swim under the water.
When we returned to shore and the bus took us back to the pier, I hopped on a tender and went back to the ship. The sun and water really tire me out...not to mention that I burn easily in spite of my sunscreen. So, after eating lunch, I went back to my room for a much needed nap.
Tonight is another formal night with lobster for dinner...can't wait! Tomorrow is our last port and is Cozumel. I have a tour scheduled to swim with dolphins...one of the items on my bucket list.
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