Grand Cayman Island--10/17/98

Discovered by Columbus on his fourth and final voyage to the New World, it was originally named "Las Tortugas," after the numerous sea turtles.  It became a magnet for pirates and eventually a British colony.  Caymanians have voted to remain British subjects and today the island is an international banking and tourism center.

A local lass with a big smile on her fourth birthday

Grand Cayman is famous for its Hell Village, so called because of the rock formations shown below.

Scenes from the Cayman Turtle Farm, a facility with thousands of turtles, weighing from a few ounces to 600 pounds. Besides turtles, a few other creatures inhabited the farm (rabbits and iguana).

The Regal Princess, anchored off-shore from where we had lunch

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