Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Crossing Still Waters

Yesterday the Sea was angry. It has settled since and a cruise ship make it's way north by northwest.

Cold Front

Cold Front by Michael Orhelein
Cold Front, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

Temperatures plummeted below 80 degrees today as a cold front and high winds batter the coast.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Shoe Tree

Shoe Tree by Michael Orhelein
Shoe Tree, a photo by Michael Orhelein on Flickr.

A Cayman Shoe Tree. I have seen a couple of these around the island. I used to think they were collected from the surf and nailed there, but I find too many pairs. Perhaps they represent those who have had to say goodbye and return home. I'll have to look into it.

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 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.