I went to bed around midnight last night, probably the earliest I’ve turned in in months and the latest I’ll go to bed for the duration of my stay here. I woke up this morning to an overcast sky. Good thing we had nothing planned. After enjoying breakfast I computed for awhile before deciding to go outside. I decided not to put on any sunscreen since there was no break in the clouds. I left my book inside and put my camera and iPod inside my mask case in case a downpour started. There was an occasional sprinkle, but nothing the pine trees on the beach couldn’t shield me from (yes, I said pine trees on the beach). It was hot out, but after a while it started raining a little harder. Not hard enough to soak anything, just hard enough to feel like really cold needles on the skin. Cindy and I decided it would be a perfect time for lunch. It seemed like once we got inside the sun came out and it became blazingly hot. Nick finally woke up. I stayed inside for a little while, avoiding putting on sunscreen for as long as possible before venturing out again.
The majority of the afternoon was spent with us all at the beach, although I tried to stay in the shade most of the time. The beach was pleasantly empty, hopefully because no one is here and not because everyone made alternate plans for the rainy day. The water here is really calm so, other than the line of shells at the entry point, it’s easy to get in and out of. The bottom is sandy and doesn’t get stirred up at all, even though it’s super fine and soft.
At one point Nick started lazily digging a hole in the sand while lounging on a chair. It turned into a big digging event until a nice gentleman expressed his concern for us if the hole caved in. Since a pictures is worth 1,000 words:
There are 10 videos total, check them out (as well as more of our Grand Cayman videos) on YouTube.
Tomorrow we go on our first dive!!
Also, we are staying at The Villas of Galleon. We think it’s pretty great here, so I decided to make a list of specific things I like over the next week and a half:
1. High speed internet in the condo. The key points being “high speed,” and “in condo.” I can actually stay in touch with the parts of the world I want to, at a reasonable speed, in the comfort of my living room. Nothing like taking 5 minutes to upload one photo while on vacation. Eeesh.
2. Ice maker. The freezer has one. Maybe I’m only excited about that because our ice maker at home is broken and sitting on the counter.
3. Water. It’s drinkable and tasty.
4. Separate bathrooms. Each couple gets their own.
5. Soft bathroom towels. Softer than hotel towels I’ve had in the past anyway. Not stiff, crusty or stinky.