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Apr 19, 2024 - 2:01:36 AM
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4531 posts since 12/30/2008

Well, being the old softy that I am, I’m taking Mrs. Slammer to the Grand Cayman island for 10 days in two weeks to celebrate our 40th anniversary, my birthday, Kentucky Derby, Spring, no snow, and anything else I can think of.
Just wondering if any of our BHO members have any experiences there and any must do excursions we should take in. We bought new snorkeling gear as we plan on doing a lot of it . Our place also includes bikes , kayaks and paddle boards. Doing the Stingray City excursion and hitting up some of the local food spots. We will have a car on the island and staying in the Starfish Point / Rum Point area of the island. We’ve rented a small house with a private pool right on da beach and plan on doing most of our own cooking/grilling and taking advantage of the fresh fish available, mostly snapper, mahi and wahoo. Will travel and hit a few restaurants I scoped out but mainly looking to chill and grill !!! Any ideas or suggestions are welcome!!!
Just wait till those local Caymanians get a load of ol Slammer in a Speedo , wearing a Stormy Kromer and asking where the best ice fishing is at !!!
Slammer!!!

Apr 19, 2024 - 3:59:49 AM
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41111 posts since 3/5/2008

Me Buddy usta blast on the Island..

We did scuba diving...
Fantastic..
There was a submarine that did tours n glass bottom boats..
N..ya gotta go to Hell... look it up..
Lotta cheezy pirate stuff to do..

Dude..if you snorkel..be carefull that you do ..Not..
Let yer back side get sun burnt!

Probly do some sport fishin too..

Everything is pretty exspensive there.. n check on the $ exchange rates...

Oh..n get some cornbread!
You'll thank me ..later..
Enjoy..

Apr 19, 2024 - 5:28:28 AM
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Buddur

USA

3913 posts since 10/23/2004

There's river rafting, the West Rim has great views, helicopter rides, lots of hiking trails, museums, mule trips, sooo much to do.

Who knew the Grand Canyon had islands.

Apr 19, 2024 - 8:48:50 AM
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banjo bill-e

Tuvalu

13769 posts since 2/22/2007
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The water is amazing. Be sure to check out Hell!

Apr 19, 2024 - 9:07:05 AM

slammer

USA

4531 posts since 12/30/2008

Yup, the exchange rate sucks, it’s very expensive there, but we had a budget and coming in under budget , so there’s allowance for the unknown. I planned on going to Hell anyways , so I might as well go check it out ahead of time!!! LMAO
I’ve got a lot of sun / swimming shirts from fishing so I hope to not get burned.
I’m packing my spice & rub essentials for doing most of our own cooking as we are in a remote area . Also packing essentials that are too pricey there like sunscreen, anti itch meds, small emergency kit, suture kit, bug dope and what not. The only thing (souvenirs) I ever buy is a T-shirt, Hat, and a Christmas ornament from our destination. Thought about doing a fishing excursion, but I here the ice isn’t safe this time of year!!!
Slammer!!!

Apr 19, 2024 - 9:10:40 AM

2168 posts since 2/10/2003

It has been a while since I have been there, but the 7 mike beach area between Georgetown and Hell is the touristy area with most of the hotels, beach clubs, nightclubs, restaurants, etc. Everything would be more expensive there, but there are some nice spots. Since you have a car (they drive on the right by the way) you will be able to get around everywhere. Watch for pedestrians, especially around Georgetown, there are many cruise ships that come to port there and most walking around are not used to looking for traffic coming from that direction. Rum point is on the slower side of the island. There are a lot of places frequented by the locals just off the road that goes across the island that generally have real good, fresh food, cheap, cooked on outdoor grills behind the joint. Hitchhiking used to be a common way to get around the island and is not frowned upon like it is in the states.

Stingray city is a good place, but it can get crowded with many boats bringing people there. Not really any snorkeling there. It is a sand bottom. A boat out to the reef would be the best place to snorkel. It is some of the most colorful coral with the most colorful fish I have seen anywhere in the Caribbean.

Apr 19, 2024 - 10:08:44 AM

41111 posts since 3/5/2008

We stayed at me Buddys place..other side of the island n..
Non tourist side..

But we ventured to all parts..went ther twice..
Once with kids..n once without.. ;0)

Apr 19, 2024 - 11:43:22 AM
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1676 posts since 11/10/2022

I helped repopulate the indangered rock Iguana populations on various islands including GC. I remember it being VERY hot and humid work. But the waters are scubatastic. Went through a tube of sunscreen a week. Bullfrog worked the best in saltwater.

Most sit around, drink and listen to music while staring at the water but the real secrets anywhere in the Caribbean is underwater. Or fishing.

Apr 21, 2024 - 2:53:57 PM
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3785 posts since 4/5/2006

Anywhere in the Caribbean is a nice place to visit. We used to do the snowbird cruises during the fall of the year. She lived for the formal nights & the opportunity to strut her stuff dressed for the kill in her fancy evening gowns, while yours truly ragged on her about posing as security detail warding off the wolves while disguised as arm decoration.  wink

Edited by - monstertone on 04/21/2024 15:00:05

Apr 22, 2024 - 5:37:03 AM

slammer

USA

4531 posts since 12/30/2008

We did a mock packing of the suitcases yesterday and for a guy that said all he was taking was a Speedo and a pair of flip flops, I sure do have a lot of $#it !!! Time to downsize my packing list !!!
Slammer!!!

Apr 22, 2024 - 5:34:35 PM
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2594 posts since 1/16/2010

I was there on family vacation as a kid 30 years ago…so I was around 10 years old…but had a blast!

We snorkeled around an old wrecked freighter on the beach named the Gamma…I really enjoyed that.

And went out to see all the stingrays…got to hold one.

Couple of the native guys driving the boat brought up some conch…busted those shells open right there on the spot and started slurping those slugs down…they loved it. I tried some on a cracker with catsup and it was ok…give it a try slammer!

Got sunburnt worse than I ever have in life down there…it’s no joke…

Have fun!

May 5, 2024 - 5:38:04 AM
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slammer

USA

4531 posts since 12/30/2008

Well, once again I was right!!! The ice fishing here absolutely sucks!!!
Slammer!!!


 

May 5, 2024 - 7:25:04 AM
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Owen

Canada

15030 posts since 6/5/2011
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Okay Slammer, why can't one of these be manufactured/modified with the requisite hole, and a surface that looks like ice?  Surely a win-win-win?

Fishing Float Boat Set Inflatable Luya Fishing Platform, 59% OFF

I trust a good time was had by all.

May 5, 2024 - 8:15:29 AM
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41111 posts since 3/5/2008

She still looks GREAT..!

WHAT...
happened to ..you...?!

:0)
Enjoy

Night scuba diving was neet..
Last we went there..

May 5, 2024 - 8:55:33 AM
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41111 posts since 3/5/2008

quote:
Originally posted by slammer

Well, once again I was right!!! The ice fishing here absolutely sucks!!!
Slammer!!!


Mebee while yer there..

Yer ..ice fishing..

Might be contained to the ..

Cocktail glass..? ;0)

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