Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 3- GRAND CAYMAN part 1

Tuesday, September 15 we went to Grand Cayman. It was SO beautiful...and hot...and HUMID.
We got off the ship an hour or so ahead of our excursion and walked around the port area for a bit. This was a tendered port, which means we had to take a little tender boat to actually get to the land.
Here is Grand Cayman at Sunrise.
Here is charles and I posing in front of our ship. Look at that Gorgeous blue water. I snapped this little guy on the pier. He was a lone urchin.

This is me and Big Black dick. Yes...thats someones name. I giggle every time I think about it.(yes i am 12 years old sometimes) His statue is everywhere. Here is the Legend of Big Black Dick:It is believed that Big Black Dick was born of 'Royal' African parentage before being kidnapped by French slavers who gave him the name of "Richard Le Noir". Unable to subdue his efforts to regain his freedom, his French captors, tossed Richard overboard near a Caribbean island, which may have been Grand Cayman Island.Miraculously reaching land, he served for several years labouring in a sugar cae field where he learned the secrets of how to turn the sugar cane into the Caribbean's finest rum. His kindly Caymanian master recognizing his hard work and honesty awarded him his freedom in the early 1700's.A free man and a skilled seaman, Dick tossed away his French name and became known as Big Black Dick. He soon earned the rank of captain of a three-masted-square rigger named "Caymanus". She was a ship carrying 20 cannons with a crew of near 200 men that were known as the best in the Caribbean. History tells us that "Big Black Dick" was a dashing and handsome figure of a man, wearing a bright purple velvet coat and four pistols in his red silk sash. Those who knew him most immediately, know how much of a man he, indeed, was... possessing certain physical attributes unequalled by most 'all' other men of his gender. After a successful career, Big Black Dick retired to a more peaceful venture of making the best original pirate rum in the Caribbean.

We found a little park near the Port. Fort George. Not much of a fort. Just a bench, water fountain and 2 cannons.

For some reason I fell in love with this church. It was so pristine and white, surrounded by the beautiful green foliage and vibrant tropical flowers.

Here were a few other pictures from the city:

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