Iguana Incident

It was hot.  The midday sun was beginning to wear on our senses as we walked through the QEII Botanical Gardens on that day.  Yes, we were venturing on a lonely path, when a Big Blue Iguana started to cross the trail in front of us.  We then took notice of a second Iguana further up the line,  by about another 30 yards or so.  I smelled trouble. Big trouble.  I’ve met Iguanas before.  I know how they work, and I could sense an ambush in the making.  After succumbing to peer pressure, I forged the road ahead, and passed Iguana One (we will call him Guido!).  The others in the group followed, like lemmings, I’ll tell you…… lemmings.

As we approached the second Iguana (we’ll call her Imelda…), the feeling of imminent danger rushed through my body like a charge of electricity.  Imelda had blocked the path before us, and Guido was quickly closing in from behind.  As the group locked up in fear stricken panic, Janet yelled out, “Oh for the love of god, RUN!”

Which we did.  Right past Imelda.  You’ve never seen four rusty women run like that before.  But not so worn down that we couldn’t escape the likes of Guido and Imelda.


To the Botanicals

A trip to the Botanical Gardens today.  The Queen Elizabeth II  Gardens…. or….. as some like to call it:  “Botany Park”

Nice day… lots of crazy action (see the Iguana Incident for the sordid details!)

Looking north, toward you all.

Windy. Wavy. Rocky.

The weather today was significantly improved over yesterday.  However, it was still pretty darn breezy.  Some may even call it all-out-windy!

We sat on the beach, in mostly clouds and wind.  I swam in the ocean and it was a LOT of work today.  Big waves!  And…. I’m a little sun burnt or wind burnt, or both, tonight.  Yowza.

All in all though, a beautiful day here in CI.

Cayman Islands: First full day…

Dolphin Spit!

Okay, so the weather is crappy all over the world right now.  Should the Caymans be so different?  Well, yes.  They are  in the middle of the  Caribbean DANG Ocean, after all.  But alas, rainy and cool-ish all day.  These dolphins did not mind.  Actually, I did not mind.  It still is a beautiful thing to see the ocean in this way.

I tried to swim today.  Got into two pools up to my ankles.  Chilly willy.

Brighter days ahead?

Dinner out at the Italian Place


Not sure about the name of the joint, but it is an Italian Restaurant just up the road from us.  I know.  You may be asking the same question as I….  how big is the Italian population in Bodden Town?  I think there is one guy.  Luigi.  He cooks.

…and he cooks great spaghetti with meatballs, I’ll tell you!

Friends in the photo:  Ken & Brenda; Jan & Colleen; Janet & Becky; Mary & me… well where I was sitting, at least.

Unhitch that horse.

Well, we said Giddy-Yup Lil’ Dogie.  Yep.  Got the heck out of Dodge and headed south to the Blue Waters near the belly of Cuba.

So, hold the fort down hitching post!

This little project has moved further south for a few little minutes……. on to the Cayman Islands.

As with any project, or idea, it is subject to growth, and change.  So while we are on the islands, I will probably be posting more than one image a day, for your viewing pleasure.  Chow!

Carriage House on King Street

This is the window of a carriage house on King Street.  The house, at 21 King, has a big bunch of history associated with it.  It is huge… like 12,000 square feet.  We’ve been through it a couple of years ago.  It was up for sale then, and it is still up for sale.