Cozumel was fun, but we were all really looking forward to our second port stop – Grand Cayman. We had a surprise for the family – our friend Nan had booked a private boat for us, and would be joining us for the day! Nan’s middle name is hospitality, with a big dose of fun! We took a taxi from the ship to the dock where we were meeting Nan, and we were soon headed out for adventure:
Our first destination was the famous Stingray City, where you get right in the water with the stingrays. Our group enjoyed this – Catherine wouldn’t give up until the stingray calmed in her arms. Tory and Olivia were stingray whisperers. Lou captured some nice shots of the girls with the rays.
Next up was snorkeling along the reef. It was a little windy, but the girls enjoyed a chance to snorkel with no crowds. We had good weather for the day, and enjoyed the sun. After snorkeling, we headed to a special beach where the starfish are abundant. Nan brought a bunch of stuff for lunch and we made sandwiches and visited. Note – Lou and I were both on the boat as well, we just carefully managed not to be caught on camera.
We had a wonderful day and it was great to see Nan. Unfortunately, Dave had a bad cold and couldn’t join us. Little did we know, this was a precursor to the future … Nan has retired from “The Law” and now owns and operates Cayman Luxury Excursions:
Our destination the next day was Jamaica. The Holmes Family set off early for a horseback riding and hiking adventure at Dunn’s Falls. Beth and I walked around the shopping area at the port – adjacent to where the ship was docked, but spent most of our time enjoying the comforts of the ship.
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