The morning started with a short storm that cleared up and left us with a beautiful rainbow to see while we tendered to shore.
Once we reached land, our day excursion started. Spoiler alert: we all know I love animals, so it should be no surprise that when I got home and went through my pictures from Grand Cayman they were mostly of animals on the island rather than the island itself.
During our one day stop at Grand Cayman, we decided to take an excursion that allowed us to swim with dolphins and visit the Cayman Turtle Farm. Although only there for a short while, we had enough time to pet turtles, take pictures with them…and maybe try to kiss them (I tried but kept getting whacked in the face with a not happy turtle arm).
When our excursion was over, we had a few moments to look around before having to board the cruise. Not ever having seen a real coconut before, it seemed like a fun photo opportunity. The locals must have thought so too, as they got a good laugh at it.
I even took a picture with the locals.
I’m totally teasing, that’s a statue…All kidding aside, Grand Cayman was a fun little island to stop at. Not at all how I imagined it, but fun to see nevertheless. When the day was over we boarded the cruise and sailed away into the sunset…with a water spout trailing the ship. No joke…
Thankfully the good Captain of the Carnival Paradise pulled away from it and we were able to watch as it, and Grand Cayman faded into the distance. Jenn and I celebrated our day of adventure with a glass of wine on the Serenity deck of the ship and awaited our next destination. On to Mexico!!!
18 thoughts on “A Day in Grand Cayman (and pictures)”
wow – i would love to visit the cayman islands at some point. a good friend of mine moved there with her husband for about a year now. i see her facebook posts and envy the place! great photos and it looks like ya’ll got some quality animal time in as well : )
The beach was pretty, but I can see how it would get old fast! It is so, so small!
You’re so cute.
Awe, thank you! 🙂
You bet. Like how much fun you have.
What’s life without fun, right? 🙂
Looks like an awesome trip! Was Brian sad that he missed out on your first venture out if the country??
He was. Maybe he can come next time…if I like him. 🙂
The turtles were cute 🙂
Aren’t they sooo adorable!? Do you know in the US right now there is a ban on them in almost every state due to Salmonella outbreaks from them as pets?
Really? Do they carry Salmonella? They look so innocent.
I didn’t know they did either, but evidently they do! There are cases almost all across the country.
Great photos! Love the turtle waving at the camera. 🙂 The water spout is cool looking, a tornado at sea though. Wonder what that’d do to the ship if they crossed paths? You look so happy, happy for you and your friend. 🙂
I wondered that too John, until I realized I’d rather not find out, LOL!
So unrelated but I’m so jealous of how thick your braids are! Haha turtles are adorable.
LOL! It’s because my hair is soooo thick!:-)
And as someone who’s whole head of hair still only equals half of one of your braids… I’m clearly envious 😉
LOL! Fair enough.