Feeding My Mother to Stingrays

There’s no way I was going to let my own mother come to Grand Cayman and not kiss a stingray. Its one of Grand Cayman’s biggest attractions, as well as being where I work a few days a week! I’m lucky in that I think the company I work for runs the best trip in Grand Cayman, so the decision of where to bring people coming to visit has been easy. It’s a small boat, and we leave super early (8am is early when you’re on vacation!) to beat the hordes of cruise ship crowds.

Grand Cayman Stingray City

Grand Cayman Stingray City

We start out with a boat ride out to the sandbar, then disembark for the first stop, Stingray City. Here you can pet, feed, hold and kiss wild stingrays while I get it all on video. The stingrays can be a bit bold and are always knocking me over when I have the camera in hand! My mom was absolutely terrified and it took some goading but by the end of the trip she gave one a big kiss! You know that song, “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause?” I might have to write one about southern stingrays. That’s seven years good luck and I’ve got the proof.

Grand Cayman Stingray City

Grand Cayman Stingray City

While the stingrays are the main attraction, I think the second stop, to the barrier reef, is also really impressive. It’s a nice shallow reef that holds lots of juvenile fish and an impressive green eel. At this point I put on scuba gear and dive down under do I can get video of people snorkeling and waving at the camera.

Grand Cayman Green Moray Eel

Grand Cayman Blue Tang

At the end I go around and do my salespitch and sell videos. Since family is VIP, I made Cathy and my mom a special copy with only my footage (Heather’s stock is far superior, but it was fun to make a stingray video solely of my own photos and video!). Its  a pretty short video, and it gives you a good idea of what I do here at Stingray City, as well as some nice eye candy. Enjoy!

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3 responses to “Feeding My Mother to Stingrays

  1. FANTASTIC !!!

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