Well, Cayman dodged another few bullets. Rina went to Cancun and that other system (see previous post) just fizzed away.  The only effects we got here were lots and lots of rain. Not good for mosquitoes, but I guess that’s the lesser evil. This was a common sight from my office; the photo does not do it justice.  It was really coming down when I took this pic. Apparently, in the last week we received nearly 5 inches of rain.

After the rain, the puddles!  Here is our resident “CSI:Miami” hummer driving by 🙂

This morning I had an errand to run at Camana Bay.  For those who have never been, Camana Bay is a huge development project by our resident (and only one as far as I know) billionaire, Kenneth Dart.  It is a mix of businesses, retail stores, restaurants, a movie theater and residential units.  Its a great place for a business lunch, some shopping or to go for a movie in the evening.  There is also a very nicely made observation tower which gives you a view of the complex and Seven Mile Beach hotels at a distance.  The restaurants at Camana Bay are all very nice and there is also a “Books & Books” book store which is just as nice as an Chapters (for Canadian folk) or Barnes & Noble (for US folk).  Books are duty free in Cayman so prices are quite reasonable.  The movie theater also gets new movie releases at the same time as the rest of North America. So Camana Bay is so a great evening idea for residents and tourists alike. I must admit we don’t go here very often but probably should.

The whole complex is done in a very tasteful manner. Here is the view of one of the main “intersections”.

The observation tower is the structure on the right.

Going up in the observation tower ; there are amazing decorative mosaics.  Very nice.

Some up close detail of once of the murals.

View from the top.   In the distance is Seven Mile Beach.  At the extreme right you can see part of the Ritz Carlton.

If you want to see a live video of this view, there is a Webcam running.  Here is the link.


Cool benches just outside the movie theater.

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