Sunday, May 31, 2009

~Stingray City, Grand Cayman~

Swimming with Stingrays is also something I've wanted to do as long as I can remember. It's so crazy to think I've wanted to do this, seeing as how I don't like ocean water! Though, as you can see from the pictures, you totally forget you're in anything other than a pool~ I've never seen water SO clear!

On the boat heading out to Stingray City. It's nuts because out in the middle of the ocean, there's a sandbar that's too shallow for sharks, and stingrays live there with absolutely no predators. They are so accustomed to being around people they circle you for food!

I was so excited about the whole thing! We were told the water was waist deep, so I jumped right in... ya, not waist deep! I couldn't touch the bottom, and they tell you that you must shuffle along the bottom, and not bounce, so you don't step on a stingray, who will in turn sting you in defense.

Can you see the stingrays? Some of them were HUGE!!!

This one is a baby

Again, thanks Garry for taking so many pictures! We had a water proof camera with us, and though we got a few pictures, we kept forgetting to wind the film, and didn't get most of them! Sad!

I couldn't belive how close they would get! I was screaming and laughing and hanging onto Josh for dear life!

This guy in the corner ran our tour, and would give us rays to hold and kiss. He could tell them apart and had actually named a couple of them!

Thanks to Garry for this picture! Unfortunaly we didn't get pictures of me kissing the same stingray, and the ray climbing up my back! If you put squid on yourself, they shimmy up your body eating the squid! It's so crazy!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

WOw! That is awesome!! Oh, and I LOVE your swimsuit!!!!