C A Y M A N B R A C
Imagine standing on a crescent of powdery pink coral sand. Wavelets of tepid Caribbean water lap at your feet. You gaze outward towards the horizon over a sparkling azure sea topped by scattered marshmallow clouds floating lazily in a sapphire sky. Light trade winds prowl through the swaying palms above you and the leaves of sea grape trees rattle ever so slightly to and fro. As you take a long, deep breath of the fresh sea air, time seems to slow and calmness begins to subtly invade your senses.
The second largest of the Cayman Island 'trio', Cayman Brac is such a fascinating little place, far removed from the hurried pace associated with the world at large, where the ebb and flow of time is measured not by the clock, but by what crops are ready for harvest, what birds are migrating through, or when the orchids are blooming. The inhabitants are genuinely welcoming and friendly with a propensity for laughter. There is literally no traffic (not one traffic light), the beaches are uncrowded, the diving spectacular and scenery abounds like no other you have seen. Dining is offered in a variety of unique and unusual circumstances, and the few shops that display local artistic skill and crafts are usually found in a room within someone's home. Besides an obvious opportunity for rest and relaxation in this lilliputian tropical paradise however, you might develop a distinct sense that an adventure may be hidden and waiting for your discovery.
Many surprises exist here that one would definitely not suspect at the outset. There is a host of adventurous activities literally packed into this little island, most of which can be easily accessed for your exploration and enjoyment. These were very unexpected discoveries when I first came here in the early nineties. There may be no other place like it.
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- BEAUTIFUL BEACHES .... find directions
- CAVING .... mostly easy and accessible
- HIKING TRAILS IN VERY DIVERSE TERRAIN .... forest, woodlands, marshes, arid plains
- FISHING .... bonefish in the flats or the big ones in the deep
- CHALLENGING RUNNING TRAILS all levels
- BIKING anywhere around the island
- UNIQUE LOCAL CUISINE AND SPIRITS
- A very FRIENDLY LOCAL POPULATION
- PLENTY OF R & R (rest and relaxation)
- ACCOMMODATIONS: 1.) www.gotocayman.com, Accommodations, Cayman Brac.
2.) www.itsyourstoexplore.com, Planning your trip, accommodations.
In 1996, the Cayman Government acquired and sunk a 330 foot long RUSSIAN WARSHIP as an artificial reef structure and dive attraction. It was named the M/V Captain Keith Tibbetts and its sinking was attended by numerous officials including Jean-Michael Cousteau. This is a spectacular underwater divesite, yet might NOT be there forever. Go HERE to check out its unique story.
For further information on Cayman Brac, its attractions, accommodations and facilities, be sure to go to www.naturecayman.com or www.LaEsperanza.net or www.itsyourstoexplore.com - or go to the LINKS page for lots more information. For up to date climbing information, more shots and commentary from visiting climbers, go to the Cayman Brac section of www.tradgirl.com maintained by part time resident and expert climber John Byrnes.
*LOOK!! A GUIDEBOOK TO CAYMAN BRAC !
*GO HERE FOR DETAILS !!
*GO HERE FOR A REVIEW OF THE BOOK !!
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