April 2015

A recent article in the local newspaper got me intrigued.  The article discussed a place that has a whole bunch of “Concrete sculptures” of different local animals.  Of course, I had to go check it out 🙂  Its on the North Side.  So when you drive from town to the East, head up Frand Sound Road to cross the island.  At the top, instead of heading left to Rum Point, take a right.  Then drive maybe 1km (.6mile) Its on the left hand side.

Here is the spot and you are  looking for.


Here are the statues.  They are BIG.  Difficult to appreciate the size. The top of this guy’s head is probably close to 5ft high.  Head to tail i’d say at least 10ft long. Impressive work.


Nice stingray.

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Even some flying fish 🙂

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Crab was quite cool.  Its also very big!


Claudette the crab … get it? 🙂

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Even some concrete chickens and chicks

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Of course there were some of the real thing on hand 🙂  I suspect someone here feeds them since they followed me around and seemed to expect food.


If you are in the area or driving around on the North Side (its <10 mins from Morritts/Reef Resort) and is well worth the stop.  I am sure most kids would also enjoy this.  There is no entrance fee – free is always good!

Here is the newspaper article in case you are interested.




Well this should certainly ramp up tourism … BIG TIME.

In some awesome news, it was announced that Grand Cayman will host a Formula-1 race, the first one in the Caribbean which is certainly an interesting and untapped market for them. After the withdrawal of the German Grand Prix from the calendar last month, Bernie Ecclestone, the F1 boss announced that Grand Cayman would now host its own race.  Cayman is no stranger to glitz and glamour, so this event will fit right in. Awesome!!! I have been to the Montreal race a few times so really looking forward to it.

Here is Bernie coming ashore (he came with his Mega Yatch) for the press conference. Was pretty cool to see him in person.


At the same time, they did some tests with actual F1 cars.  The race will be around the “East End loop” and a lot of it will be ocean side.  As you can see, it should make for some spectacular racing and pictures.



That is some huge news for the Cayman Islands which will put the country “on the map” for a whole new set of visitors.  Local businesses will also certainly agree.

Preparations are well underway for this event, which is scheduled for … next April fools day 🙂