Hi everyone,

Not much to report lately expect that all is well.  Hurricane season ends Nov. 30th, but according to everyone here, after mid-october its pretty much over. Many people have taken down their shutters (most, like us,  did not take them down after Dean in August) and we will probably do so quite soon.

 Tourist season is definately heating up ; many more tourists on the beach and more cruise ships in port.  As for the weather : Beautiful.  We must admit that July & August were quite tough.  It was very hot & humid.   However, now the evenings are great and the days are not as hot, although still very warm.  If November and December can be as nice as January-May as when we got here in early 2007, we are in for a nice few months.

 On the office front, still very busy and some travels to NY, Turks & Caicos and of course Miami coming up soon. I also got an office with a window now.

 Here is the view.  I am on the 2nd floor so no crazy views.  However, you can see the government house on the left.  You can also see some of the Georgetown buildings behind the trees.   The sea is just beyond them, less than a 10 minute walk.  On the second picture, from my window I can often see Caymans famous “bush chickens” that just roam around, eat and reproduce!



Still on the subject of animals … Niko, one of the neighborhood dogs.  He is almost all the time at our house now.  He just lies outside the door waiting for Julie to come and see him.  He even dug himself a small bed in the plants to stay cool.  See picture below.


Now when Julie goes for a walk to the supermarket, Niko follows!  He even goes thru the first set of doors (there are two sets of sliding doors) at the supermarket and waits there patiently for Julie to finish.  When she walks out, Niko follows her all the way back home.  Its quite a cute scene I must admit. He is a very gentle dog ; would be tough not to like him.  Here is a final picture.  Nothing in particular, but its a picture I took of Aipa recently.  I really like this picture.