Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dec 2010 Cayman Brac

Jagged coral all over the bluff and shores.
Jason in the Bat Cave. Several holes in the ceiling where rock has collapsed let the light in.

Looking straight up into a chimney like hole in the ceiling of a cave.

One of our guides, Greg, in the 'nose' of Skull Cave.

A chunk of stalactites that has fallen to the floor of the cave.

Inside Skull Cave. We were free to wander around in these caves, but tried not to touch the formations. Still, they were awesome and it was so cool to get up so close to them.

Flowstone formation in one of the caves. These formations are beautiful and amazing and so pretty up close.

Karen standing between a couple of floor-to-ceiling stalactites in Nana's Cave.

Karen next to some big stalactite formations in Peter's Cave.

Keno, our knowledgeable guide in the entrance to Nana's Cave. We had to climb down some jagged rocks to get into this one, but it opened up into an awesome spectacle of a cave!

The entrance to Nana's Cave.

One of the biggest displays of blow-up Christmas 'ornaments' I've ever seen! They lined the side of the road for at least a block. All from one individual's collection.

More Christmas blow-up decorations.

Looking out of a hole in Peter's Cave.

Karen near a cave formation in Peter's Cave.

The Bubble House. Guess why??

A stalactite formation outside the Bat Cave. Doesn't it look like a big tree?

Bat Cave formations.

Greg and Jason in Rebecca's Cave, named for an infant that died from pneumonia after the family used the cave for shelter in a hurricane back in 1936.

Big waves crashing against the dock on the north side of Creek, Cayman Brac. The day before this shot, we were moored at a mooring ball just beyond the foaming waves to clear into the country and it was quite pleasant. A cold front moved thru and whipped up the wind and waves so this dock was unusable.

Cayman Brac Reef Resort on the SW corner of the island.

Looking down into the Cayman Blue waters off the boat.
A Cuban refugee boat now on display at an intersection. There used to be lots of Cubans that fled here, got food and water and went on to Central America and then crossed the border to the US via Mexico. Now folks get into trouble if they give them food or water; they must move on or Immigration cracks down on them.

View of the bluff on Cayman Brac as we sailed around on arrival.

Cayman Brac is one of the friendliest, cleanest and most interesting islands we've visited in a while!

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