|We barely stayed out of jail in the ensuing verbal
exchange, but eventually moored off the southern end
of the island...
|...where the snorkeling off the boat was good, and so
was the fishing.
|Frank did some diving while Barb and Bob relaxed, and
then it was time to head for Grand Cayman Island, which
had just been hit by a Cat 5 hurricane.
|Instead of clearing in at the Yacht Club (destroyed), we
were forced to the Commercial dock where Customs
told us to go under the cranes you see here!
|Did someone say Piña Coladas?
|The limestone island is pock marked with caves, some
of which provided settlers with refuge from hurricanes.
|After picking up Frank Varnell, we left Jamaica for the
Cayman Islands, stopping first at Cayman Brac
|The friendly locals helped us find a disused mooring in
the narrow channel between the reef and the beach just
off dive resort.