23 June 2007

heading to Tortuga

Well, Grand Cayman.

Columbus initially named the islands "Las Tortugas" when he discovered them back in 1503, and with their pirate heritage in the 1700s it's likely no coincidence that the name "Tortuga" was used as the fictional pirate town in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride and movies. To this day the official logo of the islands is a cartoon sea turtle with a peg leg and pirate costume.

In addition to pirates and sea turtles, Cayman is known for having one of the great beaches in the world (Seven Mile Beach) as well as some of the best diving and snorkeling anywhere. I'm just looking forward to white sand and clear water and nothing much to do but lay around and grin.

Leaving Sunday (tomorrow morning). Coming back Saturday night.

No more posts til afterwards. Deal with it.

I am gone, baybee.


annabel said...

I hope you have a fantastic time!

Shawna said...

Who allowed you to go on vacation? Unacceptable! ;)

Chesher Cat said...

As usual, Shawna and I are on the same page.

What the hell did you do to deserve a trip to the Caymans?

And how come I wasn't invited?

I so need a vacation...or at least a full night's sleep.

What is that weird feeling coming over me? OMG, I think I'm jealous.