The Byron Clan

The Byron Clan

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Grand Cayman

Our first stop was Ocho Rios, Jamaica. We hiked Dunn's River Falls and when I say we hiked the waterfall, that is exactly what I mean. We were in the water and started at the bottom. Parts were tricky, but it was so much fun.

Saying goodbye to Jamaica

Here we are in Grand Cayman, home of the bluest, clearest water I've ever seen! The ships cannot port on the island, so they have to anchor out in the ocean. On this day there were four Carnival ships but our Snuba instructor told us that on one day there could be up to 12 ships out there.

We went Snuba diving at Stingray City. This is a shallow scuba (20 ft), where the tanks float on rafts above you. I had a rough time with the whole snuba idea, so the instructor brought one of the stingrays up to me and I was able to hold her. It was incredible.

Saying goodbye to Grand Cayman.

Catching Up

We've been really busy lately, hence the delay in blog posting. Sorry, guys. Here's some pictures from the cruise:

30 minute boat drill in Miami heat = torture

Setting sail

Formal night

Towel animals (one of my favorite parts)

Our dinner buddies, Michelle and Kirk

Beautiful sunsets every night

Chad with koala bear?Bekah with frog

Last sunset aboard the ship (above and below)

We had so much fun on the cruise! It was a good mixture of relaxing days and active days. More than anything it was nice to relax and soak up the sun without having to worry about writing papers and reading textbooks. We loved it!