Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Grand Cayman!

The harbor at George Town, Grand Cayman Island

Today is Grand Cayman Day. What a beautiful place! There are actually three islands in the Cayman Islands: Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, and Cayman Brac. These three tiny spces in the Caribbean Sea, South of Cuba, are the most hurricane-prone areas in the Atlantic Basin. We could take lessons from them. They know how to rebuild!

Grand Cayman is a prosperous little spec of land, too. It appears that most everyone there is employed in one of two endeavors: tourism or banking. You can't go a half a block in George Town without seeing a bank. Banks are big business there. But, that's a story for another day, and, just maybe, someone else's blog.

Tourism is big business there, too. And with good reason. It's an astonishingly beautiful place, with a high standard of living, and much to offer. The weather is fabulous, the diving and snorkeling excellent, the atmosphere friendly, and the pace laid back.

Two most fascinating creatures are to be found there... and one of those two ONLY there.

More people have probably interacted with the southern sting ray at Grand Cayman's Stingray City than just about anywhere else on the planet. The gentle, graceful creatures are so accustomed to humans visiting the sandbar named for them that they flock there at the sound of approaching boat motors.

And then, there's the Blue Iguana. Oh, my. Yes, they really are blue, they grow very large, and live very long... and are very endangered. Hurry to the Caymans if you want to see them, because you can't see them anyplace else on earth.

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