Cayman Islands Part 2

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Outside of relaxing on the beach we did a couple of fun excursions. You cannot go to the Cayman Islands without paying a visit to Sting Ray City. Not a city at all, it is actually a sand bar where bunches of string rays come to be fed and interact with the daily stream of visitors.

We took a smaller tour which was nice. There were only about 15 people on our boat along with a couple of guides and the owner of the boat (who actually lives on the boat too).

It takes a little bit of time to get used to having string rays swimming by and brushing up against you.

The tour guides gave everyone pieces of squid to feed to the rays.

Then they taught us how to get the rays to sit in our arms. I had to have some help catching one. Andrew on the other hand was a natural.

After visiting with the sting rays for about an hour, we went to a near by reef to snorkel. There was an eel that the tour guides baited out form under a rock with some left over squid scraps.

Totally unrelated, but this is one of my favorite pictures from the trip taken before dinner one night at our resort.

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