Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands are 3 islands that are a British Territory. The largest island, Grand Cayman is known for its beach resorts, scuba diving and snorkeling sites because it is surrounded by a giant barrier reef.

The water in the Cayman Islands is much clearer than the water in the Jersey Shore, and the sea life is very colorful. Because of the barrier reef, there are only tiny little wakes in the water so its easy swimming.

Tarpon in the water
We stayed in the East End, which is very quiet and peaceful. Close by, you can drive to Rum Point,  its beautiful, but not very populated, and has beautiful views. Across the water, you can see West Bay. George Town is very populated and beautiful. Seven Mile Beach looks like a city because there are so many shops, buildings, restaurants, bars and boat docks. Seven Mile beach also has very good snorkeling and scuba diving spots.

The Blow Hole
On our 7 day trip we went to swim with the dolphins, the Turtle Farm, Stingray city and visited HellThe blow holes were one my favorite spots to visit because when the water comes over the rocks, "BOOM" water splashes from a hole in the rocks, but if you get too close your going to get very wet. The only reason the splash is so big is because this part of the island isn't surrounded by the reef.


Hello Lizard
There were many cows, lizards, and chickens on the Grand Cayman, as well as human beings. In the water snorkeling we saw tarpon, parrot fish, baby squid, Caribbean lobster, tiger barb fish, baby green eel, huge living conch shells, clown fish (Nemo), blue tang fish (Dory) and lots of other small fish.
I had a great vacation, and I can't wait to go back to the Cayman Islands! 

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