Sunset, waves, friends, drinks and one blissful and fun sailing journey.
Last weekend, we decided to treat ourselves to a sunset cruise on a ‘Red Sail Sports‘ catamaran and it really was just as beautiful as it sounds. We ventured with a local water sports company that specialise in a wide variety of activities: from diving, jet skiing, snorkelling, sunset cruises and much more.
We set sail at around 5pm and were greeted by the friendliest crew with some of the best hair combined between them I have to say. The boat would take us from the North side of Grand Cayman all the way to Rum Point for a good feed at a local restaurant – Rum Point Restaurant – before taking the return sail back home a few hours later. We all enjoyed the odd drink aboard the boat and there’s really not a lot that can beat smashing company, breathtaking views and a cool beverage in your hand.
Yes, this all sounds dreamy and indeed it was but, I just want to take this moment to totally own that fact that I made an error in my choice of attire. Despite having been aboard many a boat in my time, it would seem I’d forgotten quite how breezy these sails can be and so a short dress made from a light fabric was a poor choice. I’ve spared you all the embarrassment of including any photos that reveal far more of myself than I’m comfortable with or proud of. Unfortunately, such censoring was not an option on board for the 50 other fellow passengers.
When living on an island, the best way to explore your surroundings is from the sea and it truly is the best way to breathe in all of what nature has to offer. So, to anyone living on Grand Cayman that is yet to do so, I honestly recommend doing this and using ‘Red Sail’ as you can guarantee value for money, I promise. You can perch on the back, lay on the front or circulate around the catamaran to chase the sun before it tucks itself in for the night. The views are all around so if you want to sit back and chill for the journey, that’s fine and equally if you totally want your very own Moana moment on the front, you go for it… (although perhaps not recommended for ladies wearing inappropriate clothing).
A Cayman Lemonade is totally a thing. Don’t be fooled though, this is most certainly NOT the alcohol-free option. It’s more for the people wanting to take a break from the Caribbean rum and trading it in for a fresh and fruity vodka based drink. Here is the perfect recipe to construct your very own ‘Cayman Lemonade‘.
Yes, it was vital to make sure the gorgeous bin behind Christian made it into the photograph. Just kidding, I was actually trying to take a photo of the bin but Christian got in the way!
Cheeky bin, yet again making an appearance.
Oh yes, here we have our bin friend yet again.
“I’m flying Jack”
The album will be dropping some time next year…
One minute we’re all admiring the sunset, next minute we turn around to this…
After plates of food and drinks by the many, it was time for us to set sail back home. I am a very strong believer that although, as a blogger, it’s lovely to capture experiences that you can reminisce about in the years to come, it’s also important to know when to put the camera away and just take it all in.
Our journey home was such a moment. We were all lying at the front of the catamaran on our backs staring up at a whole sky gleaming with stars. Most of the ‘expedition’ was spent debating whether or not one of us had actually seen a shooting star and where the heck Orion’s belt was but, all the same, it was totally dreamy and a moment that even the best camera wouldn’t have been able to recreate. There’s something pretty magical about staring up at the sky and all you can hear are waves lapping around the boat. Well, the music of the waves combined with little murmurs of “Nope not me, I’m not wet at all”… actually Mike, you were wet and yes, It did look like you had wet yourself when you stepped off the boat! No judgement though, we’re all friends here.
And so I’ll leave you with the imaginary visualisation of a crowded blanket sky and hope you return to the blog soon to read all about new and upcoming adventures.