Saturday, December 10, 2011

 Beautiful eagle Ray
 Our last full day coming up.  Yesterday, snorkeled at Buccaneer after watching Tarpon on south coast.  Two "rock" fish, hard to spot.  Went to Reef Resort at night as friends snorkeled, we watched four eagle rays and a really big sting ray cruise the boat dock, WAY COOL.  Squito bites woke me early...where is the benadril?..oh good found it.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Hanging at Winta Cottage

Wednesday December 7th.  Mojito worked most of morning, then we pretty much hanged at the cottage all day, sunning on deck and on slab under the house.  Ate whatever we could munch on when we were hungry, OMG...even ice cream/oreos, don't tell! Listened to great music from Mojito's Ipod, danced some too.  Just got a little crazy, we did.  A nice sunset too. Went to Karaoke at Brac Reef club, and then the prize of the day, saw eagle rays off the boat dock, three of them.  They would come by, drift out, come by again and repeat.  Dah, nobody brought a camera to dock.  Even thou it was night, a big light over dock would have shown rays real good. A lovely very colorful day.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mellow Day in Paradise

Mojito worked from computer, attending several meetings and working projects.  We did get a walk in, and snorkel later in afternoon.  Saw my first lion fish, and a nice peacock flounder, and the usual suspects.  Everyone else saw a sting ray but me :-(.....but I also saw a horned trunkfish...or at least I think that's what it's called.
These pictures are from yesterday.
 The north end light tower.
 The terrain on cliff in north.....that rock is like razors.
 Resting after our exhausting walk...NOT.
On deck at sunset, with evening Radhler and loving wife.  Thanks. Some pics from Joseph's camera.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Off to the light house...well it's not really a light's a light tower powered by a solar cell and battery.  Before we get there, we stop at Bat Cave, no Robin was not home either.

  The lighthouse is down a long road lined by yellow flowers.

 Frigates and booby's can be seen soaring along the cliffs.

A wonder hike goes west along the cliff...not too close, but you can get to the edge, taking care where you step as the rocks are like broken glass...Do NOT fall down, a hiking stick is very valuable here.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Island Caves and Waves

 Mojito peeking out cave.
 Mr. Crab peeking out shell.

 Stairs up from Peter's Cave
Off to see some waves and caves today.  After a yummy green drink and the making of picnic fixins, PB&J with sprouts, we head off to the North end of island.
 Police's man cut, hope to snorkel here once wind switches to east.
 Cliff at North End, nice waves here today.
 View out of Scull Cave...darn no gold left.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Island Creatures

Like our experience in St. Thomas, we've had a guest in our place here.  Constance spotted him/her a couple nights ago and then new holes in the screens around the house started popping up.  We've been very good about putting all our food in the vast amounts of Tupperware here or in the Fridge.  It took two nights to catch. The first we lost the bait, peanut butter, but the trap didn't go off.?????   So we thought it was a mouse.  Went out and got mouse traps too.  But the man at the hardware store added a tip.  Wrap some string around the bait.  The intended victim pulls on the string to get the last morsel of bait...KAPOW.  Now as a plant strong eater, I usually don't want to harm our fellow Earthlings, but those that destroy our things must be dealt with...sorry.
Joseph, our guest, set the trap this second night with the string.  As a point of reference, the trap is 6 inches long.

The result. 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cayman Brac; Wed/Thur, Dec 1st.  After Constance's work we headed off to explore the north end.  Stopped to watch the waves and found the island bakery.  Got a pack of local cookies, more like a dark spongecake, good for dipping in morning coffee I bet.  Got a cinnamon bun too, not vegan.  Walked a short path to the beach at the end of the road, checking out a few hermit crabs along the way. The cliffs are really something, going straight up 150 ft in places.

 Off to the lighthouse via the cross-island road.  It's a long drive as we are going slow.  No views except for the 15 ft tall growth, but lined with bright yellow flowers.  We explore a few "real estate" developments, power poles in place and a few paved loops but not much building.  Also healthy looking cows along the way.  The light house is really just a steel tower, with hiking path heading around the north east along the top of the cliffs.  We'll hike them another day.  Looking south east from light it's amazing how much variety of plant life there is.  Heading home to watch the sunset, but it's a bust as lots of clouds have moved over Little Cayman to our west.  Have a tasty tomato based veggie soup that Mojito put together.  My constitution has normalized from all the marginal eating in Europe.
We Karaoke at the Brac Resort, reminding me of our time on St. Thomas at Sapphire Beach, pretty much the same song choices that "Debbie does Karaoke" had.  A few good singers, one who did some yodeling, a first!