|The post office at Hell, Cayman Islands|
A hot day deserves a stop at the beach, but we were the only two to get off the bus there. We figured we could get a return taxi/bus for a few dollars. The water was excellent. Getting in was easy, one just slid down a sandy slope where the waves were breaking. Getting back onto the beach was another story. Fortunately two strong men visiting locally for snorkeling helped Diana get back onto terra firma.
|7 mile beach|
The only thing we didn't do was use the free shower on the beach. The sand was composed of coarse and somewhat sharp white granules which back in our stateroom caused a little consternation, but not much.
|St Peter's Falmouth|
Day 4 - Jamaica, Falmouth. Here we likewise did our own thing. In this case a walk through town. We were accosted by one man who was determined to be our protector, but we said no thanks and he eventually left. He said we needed protection, but we didn't. We walked to St Peter's and back, about a mile and a half.
Day 5 - at sea 2017.04.11 15°49.1'N 073°44.8'W Fresh breeze / Cloudy skies, 28°C
Day 6 - Aruba - the sponsor of BBC News etc. Finally we get to see what it's all about. There are many resorts, some very grand, even pompous.
We were going to bring snorkel equipment, but it is too cumbersome to pack for such a journey.
Again we visited on our own, this time by public transit, a double fare pass for each of us. Renting an umbrella and chair on the beach for an hour or so. The Bugaloe beach hut did not have wifi as promised and the facilities cost a dollar. Not perfect but doable. (We found a good change room at the Hilton Aruba just a 100 or so meters from the beach.) More pictures here.
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