Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Georgetown on The Grand Cayman Island

The Cayman Islands are south of Cuba and about half way from the west tip of Cuba to Montego Bay in Jamaica.  WE departed Tampa Bay (Black line) rounded Cuba and anchored at Georgetown on Grand Cayman Isle. 

(Side note: Just south of the east end of Cuba where I have a red arrow is the approximate location of GITMO, Bay where we lived for 42 months, WE rate it the best place we ever lived!)

 Many ports do not have piers in water deep enough to accommodate a large ship, so passengers must be ferried in, such is the case at Georgetown.  Here are some of the ferries awaiting their time to take on passengers.

Above was a novelty ship for charter, if you want to go back in time.

We did see an old friend, a small Iguana climbing in the hedge. I love these dudes. We were used to them in GITMO, some were near 4 feet long, this little guy was about 16 inches.

Sherry and I did not do anything here except walk about a mile up and down the streets, the views were about the same.

Shops located along the water front. Sorry no more pictures, but se did not go anywhere.

I guess it is easy to tell it is the WATER that holds my attention. The color is beautiful the blues and aquas.  Note another cruise ship about to anchor. 

Jude the dude!

It was also a great place for conversations.  It was so nice to just engage in small talk and family stuff with no pressures and no one looking at a hand held device or texting!

Lots of casual dining on the eleventh deck. the kids liked this because they could look straight down thru the angle glass.

Sherry on our balcony and Son Mark one balcony over. At times I talked to Megan who was on the balcony between the two.

No cruise is complete until you enjoy the food art, this was one display. There was actually less food art on this ship than we were used to, but this is beautiful none the less.
Leaving Georgetown we headed directly west, we left at about 8PM, cruising all night and arrived in Cozumel the next morning.

Nite Shipslog

Ahhhh, the Edsel from Ford.


Chatty Crone said...

Looks like a great time! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, full of love and laughter. Love, sandie

Mevely317 said...

Wow, but Master Jude is getting so big!
I loved your juxtaposition photo between the sleek new ship and the older 'for hire' charter.

Like you, I'm in love with the sea ... much more so than any port.

Lisa said...

Love the picture of Sherry and Mark. Great shot! Your family is beautiful. How blessed you and Sherry are.

I too choose sea over land any day.

Glenda said...

LOVE that map; had no idea that GITMO was so far from Havana, and seeing it drawn with the arrows etc helps visualize your travel! The ferry boats looks like fun, and that charter ship (schooner?) is very interesting. Back on board, the food art is part of the "fun", amazing talent and creativity there! That's Sherry's biggest smile of the trip (so far) am thinking she likes the balcony too!!! Little Jackie Darnell turned out to be a very handsome Grampa, the one of he and Sherry with "Jude the dude" is adorable ~if you plan to post some of these on Facebook, please tag me!

CherShots said...

Well look at you two party animals, floating about ... Merry Christmas!
'love n'hugs from afar'

Rick Watson said...

I love the artwork the staff on those ships make with the fruit, towels and other stuff.
You guys had too much fun.

Paula said...

Looks like a relaxing time, everything is so pretty. The food art is so amazing to me.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It all looks wonderful. I love the colors of the water too. Nice you had some one on one time. Makes for a great trip all around ! Happy Christmas Eve !

betty said...

Jude is growing :) So cute! All the grands and great grands are handsome or beautiful :) Love the picture of Sherry here too!