From time to time I enjoy playing chess, so I was pleased to hear that there is a chess club in Cayman Islands when I arrived.
Outside West Indies Wine Bar in Camana Bay. They have few high and low tables and Carlos Lee have set few chess boards and figures for the game. I was here for the first time so I got a glass of wine from West Indies wine bar huge collection and just stood outside to see how others play. It was a funny mix of players. Some tiny children were making moves against adult players. Male, female, young, old and whichever nationality was there, no one really cared. All everyone wanted to do is play chess. Atmosphere is relaxed.
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?
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