Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cayman Farewell

Cayman Farewell by Michael Orhelein
Cayman Farewell, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Tomorrow morning I too will be leaving the island. I will miss my hammock, my incredible view, and the gorgeous weather But most of all, the people I've met and the new friends I have made.
On the other hand I can hardly wait to set foot on U.S. soil and be home.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Up-Rooted

Up-Rooted by Michael Orhelein
Up-Rooted, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Old Tress along the mangroves have root systems above and below ground and make for some very gnarly designs.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Come a Little Closer

Come a Little Closer by Michael Orhelein
Come a Little Closer, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Sea Anemone come in various colors. I find blue, purple, yellow, and pink in these waters. They are actually carnivorous invertebrates. If you get too close they will apply suction wich feels kinda cool. Thankfully, they are not too big or powerful!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Having Seen Better Days

Hurricane Ivan ravaged Grand Cayman in 2004. Although the island has recovered well, remnants of the destruction it wrought can still be found.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Working Stiff

Working Stiff by Michael Orhelein
Working Stiff, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Cayman is short on rustic charm, but it can always be found in old boats.

Quiet Time

Quiet Time by Michael Orhelein
Quiet Time, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

I was at the wrong place at the right time until I left and found this place at this time.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Rainbow Around the Sun

This rainbow encircled the sun this afternoon for almost 2hrs. It was quite impressive.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Longing for the Water

5-5-11

Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful moms in the world!

Maybe today these boats will take someone out into the sound and catch a few fish. That's what they were made for.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Big Blue

Big Blue by Michael Orhelein
Big Blue, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

I spent the day at the Botanical Gardens where the rare blue iguana can still be found. How do like that expression? Kinda says love ya, doesn't it?

Serious Rigging

Serious Rigging by Michael Orhelein
Serious Rigging, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

I don't think they are interested in the sport.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Star of the Sea

Star of the Sea by Michael Orhelein
Star of the Sea, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Approximately 10 inches in diameter these starfish are common around the island.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Office Furniture

Office Furniture by Michael Orhelein
Office Furniture, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

"The Office is Closed" A lot of work is done from the comfort of my Hammock. The day is done so Happy Hour will start shortly, and the office will become a place to reflect on the days events.

Out my Front Door

Out my Front Door by Michael Orhelein
Out my Front Door, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

The waters been rough lately with crashing waves and salty spray at the doorstep.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

First Catch

First Catch by Michael Orhelein
First Catch, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Cayman Today 4-13-11 He had caught 6 snapper by the time the sun peeked out from the clouds. He rode his bike to get there early. When I spoke to him and admired his catch he said, "I wish I had a boat, I'd be out there and catching a tuna."

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Cayman Today



Cayman Today 4-12-11

Up before the sun, I found this empty lot with a view that I felt had interesting image possibilities. But, as I waited for the light I was approached by a disgruntled woman walking her German Shepherds and told I was trespassing. Oh well, they're everywhere. I suppose she had the right, she definitely had the dogs.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sunfisher

Sunfisher by Michael Orhelein
Sunfisher, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Cayman Today 4-11-11 It is the simple life, catching fish on a quiet evening.

Cayman Today


Tire...d Cayman Today 4/11/11

Iguana's are prevalent all over the island, but I never saw one relaxing on a car tire.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Cyman Today

Taking a Peek by Michael Orhelein
Taking a Peek, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Taking a Peek 4-8-11

These squid seemed as interested in me as I was in them. They changed colors as I hovered near and then inked me and swam off.

Friday, April 8, 2011

An Evening Stroll

An Evening Stroll by Michael Orhelein
An Evening Stroll, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Cayman Today 4-7-11 Paddle boards have become very popular in recent years. Although I haven't had the chance to try it, I think I'll add it to the list.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rising up to the Setting Sun

Rising up to the Setting Sun

Where the ironshore meets the sea on the eastern side of the island there are beautiful displays of crashing waves. I left quickly after this exposure as I didn't want to negotiate the sharp rocks in the waning light.

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Rising up to the Setting Sun

Where the ironshore meets the sea on the eastern side of the island there are beautiful displays of crashing waves. I left quickly after this exposure as I didn't want to negotiate the sharp rocks in the waning light.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Cayman Today


Won't be going out Today

Cayman Today 4/5/11

This traditional Cayman vessel is called a cat boat. As with many sail boats, the outboard has taken the task of power. Still, it is wise to stay at dock when the wind howls.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Cayman Today

A Perfect Ending by Michael Orhelein
A Perfect Ending, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Cayman Today 4-3-11
A Perfect Ending

As the sun sets over the pier at Rum Pt. another beautiful day makes way for the next one.