Dave and I go to all these islands and countries and what do we see? The best kiteboarding spots he can find. And the anchorages, restaurants, kiteboarding shops, short hikes (limited by my knee), some touristy things, and kiteboarding schools. So I was excited to have a car and mom visiting to go exploring beyond the norm.
Along with our friends on Vidorra, including our honorary grandson Luke, we visited a sea turtle farm. The conservationist side of me is not a fan of zoos and “sanctuaries” where animals are put on display and sometimes even touched by humans. However, when going to a place I have to understand its purpose for acceptance. Grand Cayman is famous for its Cayman Turtle Centre. Just know if you go, this is a farm. These turtles are raised for food, not to be released in the wild. So it was a great opportunity to show a curious little boy a beautiful creature.
After sharing some turtle love, you could pop across the street and buy some fresh turtle meat. No, WE did not. No, it is not the same as visiting a baby cow on a farm, since green sea turtles are an endangered species. However, one way to look at this is that by farming them, they are not killing them in the wild for food and making them even more endangered. Yeah, it’s a tough one for me.
These cute little lion lizards were all over the island and easily recognizable by the way they curled their tail up. They weren’t particularly shy either.
These two guys must be really special