It`s only 7 AM and after last night i am not so eager to walk in the morning heat , but Rum Point tour sounds like fun . I step in and pull up my baby blue dress and get dark shades on . My tour is at 8 Am . Than k god for the Smoothie King on the way .
After waving down a friend on the road I managed to get in Safe-heaven dock on time . From the heat my hair is sticking to my shoulders and my glasses start to fog up . Hate this so much ..
I arrived 10 minutes in advance to get a good seat for NASA scientist Dave Lavery speech about Robotics already on Mars and future missions !
Dave is Scientist and Roboticist .
Dave came on a stage all cheerful aand happy and started talking about his childhood. How there were three major professions in his home .And how he was drawn to Space . but because of bad eye sight he could only see it trough camera .As he could not go in space .This is how it all started .
He did guide us trough steps of sending Rover to Mars and talked about the moment when every holds their breath In Nasa headquarters . breath for parachute to open when it’s almost on Mars !
It was incredible that he was here.
The best part was , when after the speech he did not disappear. He was sitting with all the students and teachers .Simply having a chat .During lunch ,tea breaks and other free time .
At last an event where speakers in the reach to us .
There is so much you can learn about NASA missions and Dave
There is so much I don’t know about Lionfish, but what I know is that they are bad for environment and they should not be here in Cayman Islands.
Many might say. What’s the problem?? Just let them live and be … Well, they eat everything that fits in their mouth. Problem with that is, that they eat all the endangered species and smaller fish so they can’t grow bigger ad produce more fish, so coral reefs are getting empty. Lionfish does not have real predators so it’s a king in the sea.
Talking about predators- Nurse sharks, eels and snappers love Lionfish, but for some strange reason they don’t hunt them. They just wait for divers to spear them and then they eat them off the spear.
Spearing is Legal in Cayman?
I had a marking on my Cayman Islands map to highlight Cayman Blow Holes. Map said that I need to keep going the same direction (Coming from east end, driving on Frank sound road). There was sign saying that these are Cayman Blow Holes. Glad that there was sign. We pulled on the side of the road and seen staircase leading all the way down to rocky shore where at then was a blow hole.
Just before we walked down an older man wearing jeans, shirt and brown straw hat in his 50ties walked towards us bare feet and offered a free tour. We looked at each other and agreed.
We arrived at Bodden town – San Pedro’s castle at about 2 pm and wanted to see only building itself really ,but lady at the desk offered us a movie (In 3 D cinema )before visiting building and as we had plenty of time in our hands we agreed. We purchased tickets for 5 CI each as residents.Lady at the counter asked for us to wait outside until guide would arrive. Meanwhile we topped up on necessary drink items ,like fanta and coca.
We sat at the little metal table outside and after 10 minutes of waiting decided to take matters in our own hands and walked in so called “cinema” . It was a small room with pictures on both sides and big wooden door at the end. Door was locked so we were left to look at the pictures for some time. Pictures were from old days in San Pedro’s castle ,be they were Made by actors pretending to be in San Pedro’s castle in old days . Interesting,but bid disappointing that there were only few real photos,but even those were only of building and not actual people.
I had some friends visiting in Cayman Islands, so of course I offered to show them around as much as I could. On the Friday morning we agreed to visit Cayman Crystal caves. I picked my friends M and P (Name shortened for privacy purposes) at 7:15 and we headed down all the way by Seven mile, George town , Bodden town and arrived in Old Man Bay in Cayman at 8:20 . Much quicker than expected. We already saw few staff members walking around the entrance of Cayman Crystal caves. At about 8:50 we drove past white gates and parked car by picnic tables behind building. We chilled there and met Chester, who turned out to be our Gide.
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