Governor Dinwiddie Passes

MY Governor, Governor Bruce Dinwiddie, passed away day before yesterday. He was my favorite Governor of all the Governors that have been here since I have. I was working at Radio Cayman and I met him a several times. I always had interesting conversations with him the few times we spoke. We were both at Diego Garcia, a military island/atoll in the Indian Ocean. He knew me and said hi if he could when he saw me.

Read the article HERE.

Once, in the sea at the Governors residence, I was telling a visitor “That’s the Governors house. The Governor lives right there, and no Governor ever goes to the beach or comes in the sea!” I heard a noise, or something made me turn around, and there was Governor Dinwiddie, up to his neck in the sea, wearing some goofy looking swim goggles. He was looking right at me and heard every word I said. I laughed and said “Hi Governor Dinwiddie!” He broke into his big toothy smile and I can’t remember what he said, but it was funny because everyone knew I stuck my foot deep in my own mouth.

He was young and I don’t think he died of natural causes, but I don’t have any more details. I hope he didn’t suffer and I send my condolences to his family and friends.

He will never be forgotten my me and many others.

Rest In Peace Governor Dinwiddie.

Glad I’m Not Camping!

Easter weekend in Cayman, many people go camping on the beach. This morning is high winds from the north, and steady rain.

Glad I’m not out there camping. Last year, we weren’t allowed, because of covid. So I guess a lot are this year.

I suppose it will get nice again by the end of the day.

Have a good long weekend!

Stuck In Suez

As you probably already know, the Panamanian-flagged container vessel MV Ever Given is stuck in the Suez Canal, turned sideways in low visibility and high winds.

Some say weeks to free her, Egypt says they’ll have her out over the weekend. The news says this disruption in shipping will have a planetary effect.

We’ll all find out.

From what I’ve read the past few days, about 40 ships a day pass through the Suez Canal, at about $350,000 USD . The price is based on the cost of going around South Africa.

It will be interesting to watch this unfold.

Happy FRIDAY! We had tacos and I also had a big burger last night. I think we’re pretty much going to be regulars at the Westin Movie Night from now on.

Have a GREAT weekend!

Movie & Taco Night

Last night we went to movie night at the Westin. More importantly, they had tacos. Every Thursday, for the past little while, they’ve been showing an old movie on the beach. Last night was the first time the wife and I went. It was really nice and the tacos were really good. There were fish, shrimp, pumpkin and chicken. Chicken won in my book, but all were good.

The movie was one with Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz, My Best Friends Wedding. It was ok. I had never seen it before and we left a little before the end to get some frozen yogurt and make a quick stop at the grocery store. Next Thursday is Dirty Dancing, and if you know my wife, you know we won’t miss that one.

And now it’s FRIDAY!

♬ ♫ Yeay it’s Fri-hi-day! The weekend’s here! We’ll relax! (hallelujah, hallelujah!) And take off our slacks! (hallelujah, hallelujah!) And sit around the house in our rotten underwear!♫

Have a good weekend!

Is it Wednesday?

I’ve lost track of the days.

Yesterday my back started hurting real bad again. Today it seems better.

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Here’s a happy beach rock from the beach yesterday.

I’m leaving for work early this morning. I have a friend visiting from Cayman Brac and we’re going to have a cuppa coffee.

So, I gotta  get going.

Good Morning Friday!

It’s Friday and it’s supposed to be a nice day.
My back is feeling better. Yesterday I went snorkeling at lunch and it helped. I made an effort not sleep on my back last night too. Laying on my stomach feels so much better. I called a doctor yesterday, but got an answering machine so I took it as a sign and didn’t leave a message.

I’m ready for a good weekend. Beach birthday party tomorrow. Sunday I hope is quiet and uneventful.

Have a good weekend!

Happy Friday!

It’s Friday, I am ready for the weekend.

My Wife bought a pot hanger she wants me to install in the kitchen. 20160401_065257

The problem is that the space is drywall and the studs don’t line up how I’d like, so I have to figure out what to do about that…. A trip to the hardware store is in order.

Other than that, looks like gooe weather for a beachy weekend!

What A Weekend.

It was, overall, a good weekend. Went to the beach, got a lot of rest, went out to nice restaurants and had some nice meals. Got attacked by dogs…

Since I got my Fitbit, I’ve been doing a lot more walking and running.
Yesterday, (Monday the Easter holiday) I went for a walk from Cobalt Coast Resort west towards some apartments I lived in years ago. On my waay west, I passed a group of quite aggressive dogs. I walked by, mostly by ignoring them just keeping moving. One large dog, a black mastiff looking big dog came closest and butted my leg with his nose.

So I got by the dogs unscathed, and continued down the ironshore (jagged rock beach) to the sandy beach. I hung out for a while, picking up a few shells and poing around. I had pretty much decided to take the long way home, to avoid walking past the dogs again, when I saw a woman, raking the sand where the dogs were. I figured that since it was her house, they must be her dogs, and I decided to head home the way I came.

As I approached, she apparently got done raking and headed toward her house, about the same time, here come the dogs., much more aggressive this time.

things get pretty blurry after that, I was surrounded on three sides, five dogs, very close, barking and showing teeth and nipping at me. One was a very evil looking grey german shepard type with a very skinny nose. There was the mastiff looking dog again, probably the least scary, a white dog, and I can’t really remember the others. Three more dogs came from the house next door, two doberman looking dogs and I think the third was yellow.

I started calling the lady for help, and the dogs got more aggressive because of my yelling. I was reversing out onto the sharp rock and lost a shoe. At some point I got bit on the shin pretty good, but I don’t really even know which dog it was that bit me.

The lady arrived and got two of the dogs, I remember her saying that all these dogs weren’t hers. At some point, she said “GO!” and I replied that I had to get my shoe.

Somehow I got my shoe, and was headed down the beach.  I wasn’t that shook up, the whole thing seemed unreal. I ran into two people down a ways, and told them about the dog attack, they already had been warned. Apparently these dogs have a reputation.

My leg was bleeding pretty good, and I called my wife, then the police. The police came and we went looking for the house with the dog. We found the house with the three, but these dogs really only came to look because of the ruckus mde by the other five attacking me. We couldn’t find the front of the house with the five dogs, or if we did, the dogs were inside and the lady wouldn’t come out. The policeman wouldn’t walk out on the beach where I was attacked, and I don’t blame him, as he had no weapon to defend against dog attack.
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Today, the policeman and I are supposed to go back, out to the beach, with the dog catcher.

We’ll see what happens..

Kinda Friday

Tomorrow and Monday are holidays here. Weather’s supposed to be good, .. Bring the weekend!

Got up and went running/walking this morning. I went down a new beach path, in the dark. I’ll have to go back and check it out later.

Running late this mrning, gotta go.

If I don’t see you tomorrow, HAVE A GOOD WWEEKEND!

Good Monday To You!

And a good week to you too!
I had a very good weekend, Saturday was restful with a long nap and viiting some friends. Sunday was beach and give-the-dog-a-bath day.

I’m not dreading the start of the week like I normally am,  I got a feeling it’s going to be an OK week.

Alittle explanation about my “deleted post” .  It was nothing, unnecessary whining that had no business being here.
I hope you all have a good week! I certainly plan to!