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Fun week on Cayman Brac with great friends

Bob and David were very nice to invite me to join them on their vacation; the guys are also good cooks which was great since there are very few restaurants of the island

Bob and David were very nice to invite me to join them on their vacation; the guys are also good cooks which was great since there are very few restaurants of the island

I had to take a selfie after climbing up in this tree for a bird's eye view

I had to take a selfie after climbing up in this tree for a bird's eye view

This luxury cruise ship visited one day; it can hold 170 passengers; couldn't find out how much it costs guests

This luxury cruise ship visited one day; it can hold 170 passengers; couldn't find out how much it costs guests

We enjoyed pleasant temperatures while our friends suffered with snow and sub-freezing weather back home

We enjoyed pleasant temperatures while our friends suffered with snow and sub-freezing weather back home

The critically endangered Cayman Brac parrot lives only on this island; their population is estimated at 400

The critically endangered Cayman Brac parrot lives only on this island; their population is estimated at 400

Enjoying afternoon beverages and playing bingo; the Cayman Islands is the 5th largest banking center in the world

Enjoying afternoon beverages and playing bingo; the Cayman Islands is the 5th largest banking center in the world

The largest hermit crabs I've ever seen!; island was full of them

The largest hermit crabs I've ever seen!; island was full of them

Because of the cliffs on the east end of the island there is no road encircling the island

Because of the cliffs on the east end of the island there is no road encircling the island

Our rental house was on the north shore; we had a great view of the water from our porch but the water was unusually rough so snorkeling or diving in front of the house wasn't practical

Our rental house was on the north shore; we had a great view of the water from our porch but the water was unusually rough so snorkeling or diving in front of the house wasn't practical

Bob served as dive master for our dives and did his best to keep me in line; his experience was extremely helpful

Bob served as dive master for our dives and did his best to keep me in line; his experience was extremely helpful

One of the few sandy beaches on the island at Public Beach

One of the few sandy beaches on the island at Public Beach

The eastern side of the island ends with 140 ft cliffs; the other two islands in the Caymans are basically flat

The eastern side of the island ends with 140 ft cliffs; the other two islands in the Caymans are basically flat

Trees on the bluff have branches that have been twisted into bizarre shapes by the strong winds; there are few tall trees on the island

Trees on the bluff have branches that have been twisted into bizarre shapes by the strong winds; there are few tall trees on the island

The center of the island is a plateau about 150 feet high with narrow bands of land on either side which is where most of the development is

The center of the island is a plateau about 150 feet high with narrow bands of land on either side which is where most of the development is

There are only 2 dive shops on the island; their boat dives were fully booked so one shop had no equipment to rent while the other typically doesn't rent to shore divers but thankfully they made an exception for me

There are only 2 dive shops on the island; their boat dives were fully booked so one shop had no equipment to rent while the other typically doesn't rent to shore divers but thankfully they made an exception for me

Nice pool at the only dive resort on the island; we didn't stay there but rented a house nearby

Nice pool at the only dive resort on the island; we didn't stay there but rented a house nearby

The brown booby has a wingspan of almost 5 feet

The brown booby has a wingspan of almost 5 feet

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