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03/16/17
Grand Cayman
Filed under: Cruise
Posted by: @ 8:31 am

Grand Cayman Island is the largest of the three islands
of the Cayman Islands.  The capital city
George Town is located here and popular as a port-of-call for cruises. One of
the financial capitals of the world, the reconstruction of the island from the
devastating hurricane a decade ago is a model of what capitalism can accomplish
! It is a wonderful, well constructed, pleasant island to live or visit.  The relaxation of Seven Mile Beach ( this
coral and sand beach was named by Caribbean Travel and Life Magazine as the
Caribbean’s Best Beach ), the unusual collection of turtles at the Turtle Farm
and the incredible view at Hell are just some of the interesting locations on
Grand Cayman. All , however, pale in my mind, to the experience of Sting Ray
City !

 

Sting Ray City is actually a sandbar about 10 miles out. The
water depth is waist high and the 3-4 foot Stingrays are abundant and playful.
You step out of your boat onto the sandbar and are greeted by volumes of
Stingrays. Obviously they are there because of the free food you are about to
feed them by holding it in your hand while they swim over and suck it out
(careful not to hold your thumb up!). They show their appreciation by “kissing
and hugging” us humans. One of my surprises was that they feel more like slick
felt than the leather-like feel of dolphins. 

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