After a smooth overnight journey we moored at a buoy offshore from Georgetown, Grand Cayman. This is the largest of the three Cayman Islands and its name is thought to derive from the Carib peoples’ language for crocodile. However, there are more turtles here today and in fact Columbus in the 15th century called it Las Tortugas (the Turtle Island). Today it is essentially a diving location with many duty free, high-end shops. We had the ship to ourselves for most of the day!!!!
We swung around from the buoy at 4:00 p.m. and headed south across the Caribbean Sea towards Colombia. This will take until Wednesday morning. The weather is now sub-tropical with temperatures in the low 30sC.