One of the great places in Cayman is beautiful Rum Point. It was Julie’s friend Genevieve’s last full day with us so we figured it was a great way to finish up her vacation.  Before heading out to Rum Point, Gen & I went to Eden Rock (in Georgetown) for a quick snorkel.  Eden Rock is like “jumping into an aqurium” ; there are loads of fish and they are not afraid of humans.  However, many humans are afraid of the resident familiy of Tarpons.  These Tarpons vary from 3.5 – 5 ft in lengh and not very pretty.  They are HUGE though and could easily be mistaken for a shark by someone who is not familiar with the local fish.  Tarpons are totally harmeless though.  Its amazing to be able to swim up close & personal with these giants (you can easily get to within 2 feet of them)

After the snorkel, we went back to Savannah (our house) to pick up Julie & drive to Rum Point.  Run point is about a 35 minute drive from where we live.   Rum Point is on the north side of Cayman, on the eastern side of the Sound (the Sound being the large U shaped bay which eats up about 1/3 of the islands surface.

At Rum point there beach chairs, a white sandy beach, shade, hamacks & the most amazing blue turquoise water you will every see.  The picture at the top of this page (the pier ; is at Rum Point)  Julie & I have been there quite a few times now and are always amazed by this place. Anyone who comes to visit us will for sure want to spend at least half a day here.  Its a great place to swim, snorkel, enjoy a Fish & chips at the outdoor restaurant or just read a book & take it easy. Here are some pics of our day.

 Standing at the end of the pier.





Here is Gen.  It was great to have her over. I am sure she enjoyed leaving the cold Canadian winter for a week! 🙂