Mellow Yellow Monday
This was called stingray city. Basically the island of Grand Cayman makes a C shape and the area between the edges of the C have created a sand bar. To my understanding, back in the day fisherman would come through this area and feed the stingrays. These are real stingrays in the middle of the ocean, and they still have their stingers. They are so used to humans and being fed that they know what time the boats arrive and swim right up to the boats. As you can see by the center picture there are quite a few boats at the same time, but at least in the area we were in the stingrays outnumbered the people 2 to 1. The stingrays would swing up to people and rub their bodies against people and on their legs. We held pieces of squid, and they would come along and suck the squid out of our hands. They have rough gums, and left a little mark on Dylan's hand. My mom had a piece and one swam behind her, hugged her body and stole the squid. I asked the boat captain if people are ever stung, and he admitted that it happens, but usually when people are scared and flail about. The captain of the boat explained the anatomy of the ray to us, and even touched the stinger. If you are ever in Grand Cayman, I highly recommend visiting Stingray City.
I really like the blue water in Grand Cayman! You can see the ship in the background. This is my dad. We all like snorkeling, but he LOVES to snorkel. This is where he snorkeled while my mom, Dylan and I shopped. The ships park out a short way from the island and passengers take a 5 minute boat ride to get to land. My dad snorkeled over half way to the ship.