Monday, July 31, 2006
Island View Please
Most of the luxurious hotels on the island charge anywhere from $300 - $500 for an island view room, more for ocean view or ocean front room! However, we got to enjoy it for considerably less. Therefore, we thought it only fair to share our picture perfect moments.

A beach hut on the premises of Silver Sands on Seven Mile Beach. Just another day in paradise.

A shot taken from a moving vehicle driving out to Rum Point. Could this not be a Corona commercial?

Friday night Red Sail Sunset Cruise along Seven Mile Beach.
posted by The Adventures of Rena & Wade @ 2:43 PM  
Friday, July 28, 2006
Sunset Sail
Any Friday night that starts out with a Sunset Sail almost always turns out to be a good night. It's like Bucky and a Kilt. A recipe for success.

Leon, Ronan and Steve. All the cool people in Cayman follow the lead of Corey Hart with their sunglasses at night.

"Shhhh! Don't tell Steve but I think I'm gonna get a dog. One that likes to pee all over the place and eat assorted road kill, preferably of the dead frog variety."

Chris and Audrey.

This is why it's called a sunset cruise. Atleast at this time of the year when they sail up and down Seven Mile Beach.
posted by The Adventures of Rena & Wade @ 2:58 PM  
Sunday, July 23, 2006
East End
Rob and Anne were nice enough to lend us their jeep while they were away on vacation. We took advantage of this by losing the top and spending a sunny Sunday touring around the island.

Here we are in East End at a little beach we’ve never seen before.

Rena enjoying the sites of our private little beach.

After relaxing on the end of this dock for awhile we decided it was time to make our way to Morrits. As I stood up and pulled the jeep key out of my pocket I heard a very alarming sound. The one and only jeep key had fallen off the key chain and was rattling on the wood of the dock dangerously close to an open space between planks. And yes, it happened, the key fell through the dock into the ocean. Crap. This is not good. At that point the water was about 6 feet deep and infested with turtle grass. Thinking of the time Andy dropped his wedding band on Seven Mile Beach in 3 feet of water, with no turtle grass, and wasn’t able find it we didn’t like our chances. In any event, while wishing I had worn swimming trunks and brought a dive mask, I jumped in to have a look. Unable to open my eyes in the salt water Rena directed me from the dock. I guess the turtle grass prevented the waves and current from moving the key and as luck would have it we found it. Then we threw the key chain that caused this into the ocean. Well, I tried to but it was Rob Anne’s and the fun sheriff intervened.

Enjoying a tasty red stripe at Morrits after our treasure hunt.

Late afternoon sky from East End.
posted by The Adventures of Rena & Wade @ 2:56 PM  
Friday, July 21, 2006
Trivia Night in Cayman
Ronan and Luana had a few of us over for a night of food, bevies and the most fierce trivia competition in the history of Cayman.

This is how Steve looks when he is overcome with utter disbelief at:

(a) how easy the other team’s question was, and/or

(b) how difficult the question was for his team.

The Scottish are excellent whiners. In any event, April was the undisputed champion of Trivia night.

I can't remember for sure but I think Ronan may have been on the winning side.
posted by The Adventures of Rena & Wade @ 2:55 PM  
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Seven Mile Beach
On July 4th we returned to Cayman for a few months of contract work while we wait for UK work permits.

Seven Mile Beach is as sweet as ever.

We wandered up the beach until we reached Silver Sands Condominiums - where we used to call home.

Yep, it’s official – we miss living in Cayman.
posted by The Adventures of Rena & Wade @ 2:47 PM  
Monday, July 10, 2006
What's new?
This time round we found ourselves continually on the go enjoying and taking advantage of all the things we didn’t do enough of when we lived here the first time. Funny how when something is on your doorstep you tend to take it for granted. Even so, we still didn’t get in the amount of diving we had planned during the two months.

What shocked us the most upon our return is the buzz on the island. The island is certainly experiencing an economic boom with construction projects like crazy. Okay, it might not be Dubai, but for Cayman its fairly impressive. Apartment complexes, business centers and first rate hotels are popping up everywhere. It’s nice to see that Hurricane Ivan not only gave the island a face lift but really acted as a catalyst for economic expansion. I guess there really is a silver lining to everything!
posted by The Adventures of Rena & Wade @ 2:24 PM  
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