Grand Cayman(2019)
January 2019

We reached the port by tender
Our goal was to explore the famous "Seven Mile Beach" which is actually 5.2 miles long
It is #5 on the map, a 20 minute walk from the harbor
Joe considered another option

A helicopter ride over the island

Maybe next time?

We walked the main road to access the beach

Local wildlife by the side of the road
Hope he avoids KFC across the street
The closest beach access was quite rocky and deserted
Lovely unusual coral
and marine life, some so small they looked like pebbles
Further along the shoreline was the white sand of the brochures

All along the beach were private homes, condos and hotels
no one is allowed to own the beach or
make it inaccessible to the public

Sometimes high tide meant to wade in the water
if we wanted to continue or
return to the main road to get around the problem

That is exactly what we did

Back to the beach. The ship is getting further away


These huge trees presented another obstacle during high tide
This time I mistimed the wave and just got wet
A visitor from Germany found this perfect conch shell
and gave it to me
The beach was every bit as beautiful as advertised
Back on the main road to return to the ship
While waiting for the bus or taxi, I realized the image on my shirt matched the giraffe sculpture,
minus the sun glasses, of course