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.