For the most part, Brent and I have been sticking around the Seven Mile Beach area of Grand Cayman. We're feeling pretty good about recognizing things and getting around this area (well, Brent's feeling pretty good and I'm playing along). This is where our hotel is, and also where we've been searching for apartments.
On Friday we decided to explore some other parts of the island. We drove through Georgetown (the downtown area where Brent will work), and kept going south to South Sound.
We really had no destination in mind, so we were very happy to stumble across Smith Barcadere (aka Smith's Cove). Besides Seven Mile, a lot of the oceanfront areas are considered "natural" beaches (may be rocky or have turtle grass on the shore so you can't just walk in). But this little cove was such a nice spot. There were kids swimming and a large Filipino family gathering with karoke. We even saw a bride and groom coming to get pictures taken. The rocks here are so beautiful, especially contrasted with those gorgeous blue green waters.
Last known shot of Brent's wedding ring - more in next post
Some shots of the rental - jealous much? (Brent insisted I write that.)
After Smith Barcadere we headed far north to West Bay. Another lovely area to explore, lots of great dive sites. But like the rest of Grand Cayman, street signs are few and far between. Needless to say we got a little lost, but when you're not really going anywhere, who cares?
Aimlessly riding around is a good opportunity to mess around with the camera:
That evening we went back to West Bay with Jenn and Nate to eat at Ristorante Pappagallo. The food was delicious and the ambiance of the place was really lovely. I highly recommend. I was so glad J&N wanted to order dessert because Brent always skips that part. And the desserts, well let me tell you, they were worth every calorie. And I can testify to that because I had some of each! Jenn's trio of creme brulee (coffee, vanilla, and mango), Nate's chocolate peanut butter pie, and my chocolate lave cake (Brent split this with me).
Here we are with the restaurant bird, Humphrey Bogart. Jenn wrote a really nice post about the evening on her blog too. So glad to already have such great friends!