Sunday, August 31, 2008


Great Sunday for a swim at Granny's. Still have big swells rolling in from Gus but lots of nice pools to play in.
After the big sand fight we all had to work hard to get it out of every nook and cranny. Then we visited for a while and it will be an early night tonight; back to school tomorrow.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Gus is almost gone

Friday night and we are having a tour of Webkins! Hayley has 19 so it took a while.
Then a scrumptious dinner...
with cousin Katherine.
This morning the waves are fierce but the skies are clearing.
This is behind Seaview.Looking towards town. We lost some limbs from trees and I lost lots of sleep but other than that we fared well. Little Cayman apperently has taken a bad lick and there is damage in Cayman Brac also, but Grand Cayman seems to be back to normal with only sporadic power outages. We never lost power or phone.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Go away Gus!

With Gustav lingering near by, we walked out to check the state of the ocean. A little choppy, a little rainy but mostly a non-event. We will make the best of it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


We were fishing, but we were more feeding; we were not catching, with the exception of Kristi who caught a nice yellowtail snapper and Gary who caught 3 bar jacks. I managed to catch a barjack in the pool net. Yes it was that kind of night. But it was fun to have a glass of wine on a calm sea with great friends whether or not the fish chose to cooperate!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fishing again

Blessed with near-perfect weather we were off again yellowtailing, but not before catching some bait. So Shirley and I braved a rainy Saturday afternoon and numerous jellyfish stings catching fries and sprats. Pictures of the trip when all necessary permissions received! Children stayed with Granny and we are off to Rum Point again today. How boring is that?

Friday, August 22, 2008

Back to school :-(

First day in the new school, just orientation so only for a few minutes but they were fully dressed and ready to go! Cynthia and Jenn on hand (also Aunt Shirshir) and it all went very smoothly. "Real" school on Monday.

Monday, August 18, 2008

More Faye survival tips

A cold beer to beat the heat,
good company,
and more good company!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Surviving Tropical Storm Faye

Tropical Storm watches ignored thanks to the benefit of sattellite imagery, we were off to Rum Point! Again. Yes, weatherman's son. :-)
Far fewer boats than usual, but a sunny day for a refreshing swim.
Another nice day with good friends and perfect weather. Well deserved end to a short weekend.

Pancakes on Sunday morning

Sunday morning pancakes. Just waiting for Nana to arrive to serve the coffee!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sunrise walks on the beach

We now take early morning walks on the beach at 6:30am with Rex and Dolly as part of our new healthy lifestyle! Here is Hunter with the girls not far behind (Caroline, Hayley and Jenn) as the cattle ship prepares to anchor in George Town harbour.
On this morning we were joined by Liv and Jack (a Jack Russell Terrier), so he's the little one on the left of Hunter, Rex, Dolly and Hayley. The children and Rex have decided the early morning is perfect for swimming too. We will have to see how we can work this out when school starts in a little over a week.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Back Home

My babies are back. The flight was 15 minutes early on a sunny Sunday afternoon and with most of the family off-island it was up to Nana and me to welcome them home. Thank you so much all my Canadian friends and family for taking such good care of them. I've seen the pictures and it was so good to see everyone. Can't wait to see everyone again but in person. Right now we have an empty 4 bedroom house if anyone wants to come and visit! Thanks again and we love you!

At the "new" house with a visit from Uncle Darvin. Rex is very happy.

Sunday, August 10, 2008


First time in many years "Yellowtailing" on the North wall. Waiting for it to be dark enough to start fishing.
Liv with the grouper that Shirley caught.
Cleaning the catch!
A few nice Yellowtail snappers and one small Hind Grouper. Not just some good fish but also a really good time!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

More of Canada

Last night at the beach with Uncle Randy.
Today at Silver Star.
Fun at the waterslide a few days ago.

Driving race cars for Hunter's birthday.
Just a few more days and they will be back home to their lonely dad!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Move along...

Saturday morning and the move is on. And I had a great helper too!
That helper was Selda, seen here driving the CRV behind me in the truck. Of course we just got the truck loaded when the heavens opened up so all the bulky items in the back got soaked. Then the skies cleared and everything got blown dry on the way into town. One more trip and I will be all moved, but still have the rest of the family to go.