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February 2021

Grand Cayman Day 2: Life Under Water

We woke up the next morning about 9a and enjoyed the view from our lowest point.
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Mike decided to try out the snorkeling in front of the house.
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Vi and I drove to Foster's, the nearby grocery store, to stock up. We came back and made bacon and eggs for breakfast then dropped Mike off for his dive trip around lunch time. She and I came back to the house and I took her out in front of the house for her first snorkel ever.
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There was a lot of turtle grass near shore so we had to swim pretty far out to get out of that. There was a strong current. We found some small coral outcroppings and some decent fish life. The conditions were a bit of a struggle for Vi, being a newbie to snorkeling, so we swam back to shore, cleaned up our gear, and hung out on the balcony until Mike was done diving. A small cat wandered up to spend time with us. She would become a fixture all week. We named her Tink after my mom's cat, Tinkerbell, who looked just like her and had passed away recently.
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In the distance, we could see Mike's dive boat passing by. He radioed us from the boat and we jumped in the car to go pick him up. The dive shop was next door to Eagle Ray's so of course, we had to have a pina colada or two before returning home. He showcased his dive pics for us.
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Lionfish
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Conch peeking out of his shell
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Squirrelfish
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Barracuda
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Schoolmaster
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Threespot damselfish
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French angelfish
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After relaxing for a bit, we got cleaned up and went to Breaker's for dinner. We wanted to sit by the water but the mosquitoes were too much for us. We ordered an appetizer of conch ceviche in a curry sauce. The sauce was good but the conch was so tough it was inedible. For dinner, Mike and I had lobster tail.
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Vi had the Cayman style lobster which was lobster chunks in a sauce with peppers and onions.
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Both meals were very good. On the way home in the dark, tons of giant crabs had come out and were all over the road. These things were huge and I was trying not to run over them but it was nearly impossible. They made a very loud noise when I hit them.

Mike still hadn't had enough water time so after returning to the house, he went out for a midnight snorkel. I made sure he got back safely and then we all went to bed.

Posted by zihuatcat 00:51 Archived in Cayman Islands Tagged cayman mike vi Comments (0)

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