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Day at sea and Grand Cayman

Okay so this was pretty amazing too.

sunny 29 °C

The day at sea was pretty much like the last one. Just plain fun.

I arranged this trip from home and settled on Geddes Hislop, a curator from the turtle refuge. I rounded up Bruce and Caryll, from Vancouver Washington, from the ship to join us and we had Geddes for the day. He picked us up from the port and took us up Island away from the tourist spots. If we ever go again he showed us where the locals go to enjoy the sea and sand and gave us some history of the Island. Off the beaten track we parked and he took us up the Mastic Trail. Over the four hours we met one other couple and an employee working on the trail. The trail is hot and rugged with only a 60 foot elevation gain, but with such little gain there were big differences in the flora. We saw so much, The mastic trees, pepper cinnamon, tamarid, mangroves and more. When he takes birders out there are certain birds he looks for but does not always find, we ... while not looking for birds saw the immature and mature bullfinches, parrots and doves. At the end of our trip Geddes had lunch for us made by his mother-in-law. It stated with Beverage, a home made fruit drink, called Beverage, and homemade sandwiches on a rather heavy, but tasty bread. It was a very good day for our last day on the cruise.

Posted by Mari Anne 15:45 Archived in Cayman Islands

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