Thursday, January 28, 2010

Strength in numbers

This is what happens when you throw a chunk of bread into the ocean.

Word spreads and big ones the length of your arm, begin to surround you, hoping you'll throw out more chunks.

But you're all out.

And then you start to panic.

This would be a good time to make your exit.

Which is EXACTLY what I did!

Am I being a tad dramatic? Maybe? I just don't
like being circled by more than one big fish, especially when I'm snorkeling all by myself.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sandy Turtle

Someone went through a whole lot of trouble to creatively fashion this beautiful gigantic turtle out of sand somewhere on the Seven Mile Beach stretch. I felt it should not go unnoticed.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


There's nothing like a few tremors to bring out the terror in people. That being said, we were fortunate that we were nowhere near the 5.8 earthquake on Tuesday or nowhere close to suffering the wrath that took over Haiti. Other than this big gaping hole left in South Sound, there was no other reported damage here on Grand Cayman. I got this picture from Ms. Stop Your Noise, my former Bermuda landlady. Looking at this picture, you have to remind yourself that Cayman is mostly either rocky or swamp land, and these types of holes can occur occasionally, especially if not enough earth was compacted during construction. I'm just guessing!

What we did experience today was the after shock of that 5.8 earthquake. For where I was located, the building began to vibrate, like jello! Two tremors, each a couple of seconds spaced a second apart. And after our initial shock wore off, it was business as usual. Work had to get done but that was not without any humour. We kept joking that this earthquake was a warning to 'someone' and that they better shape up. We still don't know who that someone is. Hey, it could be you!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tremors in Cayman

Did anyone feel that minor earthquake this morning? Anyone?


Cayman Hit by 5.8 Magnitude Earthquake
At 9.23 am the USGS reported a moderate earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred 32 miles ESE of Bodden Town, 40 miles ESE of George Town, 45 ESE of West Bay.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles.

There have been no reports of damage or injuries received by 911.

There is no threat of a tsunami from this event.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Pelican Brief

Because I have never seen a pelican up close, especially not at such close proximity, and because just looking at the thumbnail of the second picture makes you want to enlarge it just so you can figure exactly what that pelican is doing...

....which is attempting to scratch its head or something close to it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Elusive signs

Here's a Bermuda street sign. Many of them are like this, 'conveniently' placed at the bottom of a wall. It would make sense to place a sign high above the average height of a person, so, given that, how on earth is one supposed to spot this????

Monday, January 11, 2010

A new kind of thinking

I have neglected ye long enough and I am sorry. So, here's to a Happy, Healthy, Safe & Blessed New Year. And yes, I'm here and made it through 2009 into January 2010, which is not what I can say for some folks. What is it about the New Year that sends people careening to their deaths? Truth be told, I hate this time of year - this month of January. There's always bad news looming and try as I might to not give into this stereotype, that I seem to have created in my head, the New Year never fails to fall short of the fact that it's never going to get off to a good start. Do I sound cynical? Don't be all doom and gloom, you may say. Well, I don't mean to be. Perhaps realistic is a better word. The past decade has taught me different, so I reckon I do have a right to be like so. But isn't it better to start the New Year keeping your fingers crossed and bracing yourself for something a little less than disastrous (or more), rather than be gobsmacked of all of one's enthusiasm simply because of the thinking that a change in date somehow resets us into a new era of new beginnings? Who on earth gave us THAT idea? Are we that untouchable? Is it better to be realistic and somewhat mentally and emotionally prepared, or blissfully unaware of what's about to hit you...or the fan?