Morning: scuba diving. A couple of rays, a lot of turtles, one guy making silly faces. (Note: you should not intentionally remove your regulator while diving. (The regulator is the mouthpiece that you breathe through.Â (Okay, scuba geeks.Â That’s not quite complete.Â But close enough.)) Other note: I’m not terribly good at following rules.)
Early afternoon: A visit to the Grand Cayman turtle farm. It was a lot more interesting than it sounds – they farm green sea turtles. Lots and lots of tanks full of large sea turtles, ranging from a few months old up to 30+ year-old breeders. You can lift the 1-2 year olds, and touch lots of them. Interesting observation: the skin of the turtle legs gradually hardens and becomes the shell. There is no transition of the sort you would expect from cartoons – the legs and head cannot retract into the shell, because they do not go into the shell: they just become it.
After turtles, we stop off for a quick visit to Hell. That’s the name of a post office, here on Grand Cayman.
Late afternoon: Snorkel with Kate and Diana.Â We see a bunch of cool stuff, including a conch shell inhabited by a conch.
Throughout the afternoon: Andy goes on a walk down Seven Mile Beach. The whole seven miles of it.
Evening: Dinner at the beach party run by the resort. And not terribly well-run, I’m afraid. But at least Kate and Diana get to go free, thanks to Kate’s l33t limbo skillz.
Two days down. And already our days are getting booked up – so much to do between now and next Thursday, so much that you’ll read about here.
More importantly even than removing your regulator is that you should never hold your breath while diving. It’s a fantastic way to rupture a lung or two.
Oh, and Hell is also a town in Michigan near where I grew up.
Glad you’re having a good time. 🙂
Love the matching outfits on the Dzik ladies and the turtle……. Same fabric pattern on clothes as on the turtles’ heads. Who’s copying whom?
Andy walked down the beach AND back… plus a mile on rocks in bare feet after the seven miles.