Sunday, July 29, 2012

Grand Cayman Dive Videos

First dive in Grand Cayman and my dive buddy finds this 5 to 6 foot green moray eel thinking it is hidden in a hole, when it is barely covered by the coral.

Nothing big to see here, but this is a deep wall dive at 100 feet.  The wall goes down to 6,000 feet.  I kept turning around, looking, and hoping to see something big going past in the open ocean, but never happened.  They don't get many whale sharks here, though one was spotted on the northwest part of the island.

Cute little drummer fish

Little lion fish about 10 seconds into to the video.  I had seen one this size before in Fort Lauderdale last year.  Lion fish are a problem as they are devouring the coral fish life to the point that it is open season on them.  The dive guides spear them when they see them and sell them to local restaurants.  I was in the gym working out with a gentleman from Texas who said that his wife had the lion fish at Tukka's Restaurant.  She said it was delicious.

I showed you the above lion fish as this was an enormous lion fish.  The guide did not have his spear with him.

Lois pointed out this big puffer fish on the second dive.  It was kind of cute in an ugly sort of way.

I saw several of these big lobsters.  Wow, just wanted to reach in, grab them, grill them, and dip them in butter.  Probably not a good idea, if you don't know what you are doing and I don't.  I have heard they are fierce fighters.

Here was a huge lobster hidden away.  I found him while shining my flashlight in this hole.

Some of the reef life

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Grand Cayman Island Vacation Videos

The view from our balcony.  I wish I was still there.

Bruce, Lois, Amy, and Craig and Michelle, relaxing by the pools.  Why not?

Rum Point

Entering Rum Point common way

What to do while at Rum Point

Beautiful beach and crystal clear water

Signing off from Rum Point

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Starfish Beach Grand Cayman Island

Lois had heard something about a beach with starfish and a dolphin, so the last day, we went off to find it.  After a couple of wrong turns, we finally found the beach at Ivory Kai Point.

There was not alot of them around, but the ones we did find were very unusual and beautiful to look at.

Grand Cayman Adventure Photos

Elaine and me at Morritts Resort David's Restaurant.  Maybe our first day lunch was disappointing, but the rest of the trip, the food was wonderful.

Bruce and Lois

Elaine and I went to Georgetown and there were two cruise ships there.  Not bad walking around, really hot, but the parking was horrendous.  Took us a half hour to find a parking spot.

Pirate Statue

Manta Ray fountain

I thought this might be an interesting shot

This was taken at Camana Bay Shopping Village.  Surprisingly, it was very much like an early Cleveland Legacy Village or Columbus Legacy Village.  Very much American style high end shops, not the Cayman tourist shops of Georgetown.  I heard Apple was going to put an Apple Store in, so I guess this might tell you the direction they are moving in.
Panoramas from Grand Cayman

Click on each picture for the larger size

This shot is taken in front of the pool area at the Reef Resort

This was taken at the Morritt's Resort David's Restaurant ceiling

This was taken at Camana Bay Shopping District facing the boat and yacht lagoon

This was the perfect view every morning from our balcony

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Elaine and I at the Akron Zoo

 Penguins are cool.  Click on the photo to enlarge
 Mid-day heat and nap
 First time I ever saw this Komodo Dragon doing something other than sleeping