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Grand Cayman Day 3: Rum Day at Rum Point

We were up early this morning and after a breakfast of bacon and eggs, we decided to give Vi a quick snorkel lesson in the condo's pool. Mike was a good teacher and Vi was feeling more confident. We should have started her out in the pool to begin with so that she might have a better first experience. We then made our way to Rum Point at the northern point of the island. The white sand and clear water at Rum Point is absolutely beautiful.





We relaxed with some drinks before hitting the water.



We suited up and walked to the end of the beach in order to start our swim out to the coral boulders. I decided to try something different for this snorkel and wore a borrowed GoPro on my head so I didn't have to worry about taking pics. Of course, I realized later that the GoPro was only in the water about half the time.

It would be a swim out of about 200 yards. We started our swim and immediately got passed by a snorkel boat.


Mike did his normal diving down into the water on the way out.


We made it to the coral gardens and they were incredible...huge coral boulders loaded with fish life. None of the pics do it justice at all. Mike almost swam straight into a tail-less ray.






Unfortunately, we weren't able to stay long. After the long swim out in somewhat rough conditions, Vi was tired and feeling some panic about the long swim back. So we decided to head back to land.



We scarfed down some chicken nachos (the kind with gas station liquid cheese) and hung out for a little bit enjoying the beach. After we got back to the condo, Mike was exhausted and decided to call it a night. Vi and I got dressed up to hit the town for Boogie Nights at the Wharf. We were seated at a beautiful, candlelit table in our own section right on the water.

I had the scallops with asparagus risotto and truffle oil.

Vi had grilled wahoo with mashed potatoes and veggies.

It turned out to be the best meal of the trip! About 9:30, the band started up and we moved to the bar where I learned after trying to order a Bacardi and Coke that Cayman is a Pepsi island. Ugh. Who uses Pepsi as a mixer?

We spent a few hours dancing to 70s and 80s music and then about midnight they said, "Screw it" and just started playing whatever they wanted. We left a little while later and made the long-ish drive back to the other side of the island for bedtime.

Posted by zihuatcat 22:39 Archived in Cayman Islands Tagged cayman mike vi

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