"" Writer's Wanderings: Grand Cayman--Postscript

Monday, June 01, 2009

Grand Cayman--Postscript

Dive skins are in the wash. Scuba vests, boots, regulators are cleaned and airing out. Memories are still fresh. I thought I would finish up this series of posts on Grand Cayman with a few notes about some of the places we visited.

First of all, Ocean Frontiers has been our dive operation of choice since the East End Dive Lodge was wiped out by Ivan. They are well organized, safety conscious, and are a great help in taking care of our gear both onboard and onshore. It's a lot less tiring to dive when you have extra hands helping you tote and change out tanks. At our age, it's greatly appreciated.

A side note: When we were checking out at Ocean Frontiers, I found a book titled, Paradise Interrupted. It's a photojournal of the aftermath of Ivan in 2004. I was pleasantly surprised to find the photographer was the very same Courtney Platt who photographed the wedding I blogged about and was kind enough to leave a comment.

While Ocean Frontiers has nice condo accommodations, we have fallen in love with The Reef Resort. The beach is beautiful. The pools are wonderful and the landscaping provides a little shade for respite from the sun. There is also a bar/grill patio and a restaurant although we generally eat in our condo for breakfast and lunch and a few dinners. There is a Foster's Express IGA across the street for resupplying essesntials like bread, eggs, water, soda, some fresh fruits and veggies and a small meat selection. The Reef also has outdoor grills for guest use.

Our favorite eating spots are Over the Edge (great meals at a reasonable price), Portofino's (can't miss their Sunday buffet), The Lighthouse (expensive but worth a trip) and The Lobster Pot (this one is in Georgetown--my favorite: lobster linguine).

Can't leave Grand Cayman without a few pictures of some Caribbean sunsets. And a video of a beautiful evening at Rum Point.

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