The Cayman Islands consists of three islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac. As you can see on our tracker we are now on the biggest of the three islands- Grand Cayman. On this island you will find all the big cruise ships, all the tourists, all the banking facilities and everything else that comes with a small tax haven island in the Caribbean.
I can’t say either one of us is in favor for big cruise-ships or offshore bank accounts, so we have spent our days here on anchor inside the North sound. The North sound is basically a huge lagoon that is well protected by the outer reefs; the sea is always calm here regardless of the wind and the sea outside the lagoon.
It´s pretty shallow in here so I am very grateful for our Catamarans low draft, it would be difficult to move around in here with a mono-hull.
Above the water line I cant really say the island seems to offer anything spectacular, sure you will find a lot of “high end” houses, palm trees, fancy restaurants and at least 3 different kinds of booze cruises but if you are like us, that doesn’t really impress. But if you go under the water you will be amazed, especially of all the big stingrays!
It´s a pity our underwater camera is broken because it´s pretty impressive to see those big creatures “flying” around you- I wish I could catch them on film or pictures.
I guess I don’t really have the right to write anything about Grand Cayman after just spending 3 hours on land- but this is my impression about the place- so far!
Ever sense we arrived to the Caymans I have been amazed by how nice and helpful the people are. Wherever we come people are offering to help us out. On Cayman Brac the locals came out with a small boat to pilot us into a small canal, an old man lend his car to us and over here we met a guy called Richard A.K.A the “Flying Scotchman” that will take us around to different grocery stores so that we can top up our food supplies before our next leg to Colombia.
Thank you all nice people!
New Crew members
In 5 days time we will add an additional three names to our crew-list; Steve, Ray and Andrea from the US will join us on the 700 nm journey to Cartagena in Colombia. We are looking forward to have them onboard and we are keeping our fingers crossed for fair and fast winds!