Snorkeling with stingrays? in the wild? I know. I thought this sounded loopy too. However Grand Cayman is legendary for Stingray Metropolis: a good looking shallow sand bar a number of miles out from the Northwest nook of the island that fills with stingrays daily, drawing in tour boats of snorkelers desirous to interact with the friendly rays.
We get up pretty early, round seven, emerging from our sardine-like sleeping preparations-five of us on a 1.5 by three-meter platform in a three by 3-meter cabin dug in to the river bank. The storm has abated, our garments have dried, the river has dropped, the surf is quiet. Breakfast, cooked by Vanya on the outside fireplace, is kasha, with (instant) milk and freshly picked blueberries. The boys drink tea, and Tanya and I’ve weak coffee-we’re working low, as we had to wait out the storm. Vanya will keep in camp for the day, to guard from bears, to gather wood, to maintain camp and to organize food.
We chat in the chill evening air, and listen to a distant rumble but really feel no more shaking—a landslide? aftershock? Waiting a decent amount of time, we then return to our sleeping bags, settle down and at last fall asleep. The subsequent morning, there is no trace of a tsunami on the beach, however there are new bear tracks covering our footprints from the day earlier than.
Jackie Cooper was Peter Campbell a veteran news reporter who covered information from his cellular news unit called KONE which was new technology on the time. Julie Gregg as Maggie Spencer, his producer and good-looking Mark Wheeler as Doug McKnight, the cameraman rounded out this solid. Assuming that I used to be from out of city and did not know my approach across the metropolis, the … Read More ...Read more