Once I arrived back on the island I knew I had only three more months till my next adventure so no more trips in the meantime. I just made the most of the beautiful island I call home.
There were numerous boat parties, a random Major Lazer and Diplo pop up event, an absurd amount of brunches and never-ending beach days.. Bliss.
I bought this water toy called a ‘sub-wing’ which you hold onto as you are towed behind a boat, so much fun – especially when we have two and can watch each other underwater and check out the incredible coral and fish life (including turtles and the odd shark or two)..
The sub-wing is also great for going over the shallow wreck of the Kittiwake.! Amazing fun and I loved seeing everyone’s reaction when they first give it a go. Priceless.
I even gave wake surfing a try for the first time – great experience!!
A friend of mine was housesitting on Seven Mile and one evening stumbled across a hatching turtle nest so we helped the little turtles find their way to the water (instead of waddling the other way towards the light)..
The next day we were told to dig up the nest for any remaining turtles and we managed to find one still alive so looked after him until the evening and released him into the water – bless.
A Kimpton brekky was one of the best last minute brekky ideas with stunning views.
Pirates Weekend was another great weekend of fun and drinking and of course dressing up in the full outfit – joy!
As it was very close to Christmas, all the Christmas parties started. I joined a friend for hers at the Ritz, my work was at Grand Old House, then numerous lunches and a Christmas themed pub crawl – Christmas season had started!
I was staying at a friend’s house at Seagull (whilst they were off island) and I was lucky enough that every day over the Christmas and New Year’s period, was absolutely perfect beach weather! I had some friends living there also which made it even better!
Myself and two girlfriends also treated ourselves with a spa day at the Kimpton – delightful! That evening I also checked out the Cayman Winter Carnival with a group of friends. I was very sceptical of the rides but has a good time (and survived!)..
Christmas Day I met up with a friend for coffee and brekky then brunch with some mates at Blue Cilantro – amazing food followed by the rest of the afternoon and into the night, spent down the beach with more drinks. Perfect!
A few busy days at work and then it was the New Year’s break which again, meant numerous days down the beach. A friend’s birthday was another excuse for a beach day and chill time in the sun..
Brunch on New Year’s Eve (which meant we started boozing very early on) and then back down to Seagull for the rest of the afternoon and well into the night – such a fun evening celebrated with many friends on the beach.
Stormy weather meant we actually got to wear hoodies when venturing outside and this lasted for a number of weeks – I knew we had it too good over the silly season!
Next thing I knew I had two weeks left and needed to get shit done. A massive bonus was one of my mates, Maegan, coming to visit, so more drinks out to catch with her and a great yoga sesh..
Another brunch, this time at the Kimpton and we got to check out the rooftop of the Kimpton Residences afterwards and enjoy a bottle of champers – absolutely stunning views!!
A road trip around the island with the friend and I was ticking off the final things I wanted to check out round the island (even though I only planned to spend six months off the island – I was going to miss all the little things)..
My last weekend consisted of my first time in a helicopter and we were lucky enough to join in on another tour around the whole island – absolutely stunning views!!
That Saturday also meant the Taste of Cayman event which involved a whole heap of restaurants coming together in one place and creating little samples – yum!! Always a great time eating amazing food and catching up with everyone..
It was then down to my last couple days of work and finishing off my packing so I was ready for the next six months!!!
Yoga, breakfast and a stormy beach walk was the start of my last day on island for a while. It was then running around everywhere dropping things off and to Hemingways beach bar for a sunset drink.
Trinidad and Tobago – I am redehhhhhh….!!