Another Cayman Brac bluff adventure-- lots of Brown Booby birds-- it's springtime so lots of babies!

A little history about Cayman Brac (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Brac)

Cayman Brac is an island that is part of the Cayman Islands. It lies in the Caribbean Sea about 145 km (90 mi) north-east of Grand Cayman and 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Little Cayman. It is about 19 km (12 mi) long, with an average width of 2 km (1.2 mi). Its terrain is the most prominent of the three Cayman Islands due to "The Bluff", a limestone outcrop that rises steadily along the length of the island up to 43 m (141 ft) above sea level at the eastern end. The island is named after this prominent feature, as "brac" is a Gaelic name for a bluff.

Christopher Columbus sighted Cayman Brac and its sister island, Little Cayman, on 10 May 1503 when his ship was blown off course during a trip between Hispaniola and Panama. He named them "Las Tortugas" because of the many turtles he spotted on the islands. The Cayman Islands were renamed by Sir Francis Drake, who came upon the islands during a voyage in 1586. He used the word "Caymanas", taken from the Carib name for crocodiles after seeing many of the large crocodilians. Many people[who?] believe he had only seen the Rock Iguanas that inhabit the island today.[citation needed]

During the heyday of piracy, pirates would use Cayman Brac as a haven and a place to replenish their supplies as there are a number of fresh water wells on the island and had many sources of food included in the local flora and fauna.

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What an awesome day on Cayman Brac island! I drove around all afternoon searching for beautiful things. I found them. First I found the most beautiful Royal Poinciana tree while driving along the bluff, then I walked on the bluff nature trail leading to the south side beach view. Lastly, across the street from my house, I happened upon a group of beautiful ducks that let me observe them from a very close distance.
Another Cayman Brac bluff adventure-- lots of Brown Booby birds-- it's springtime so lots of babies!
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Cayman Brac, one of the three Cayman Islands, is a well-kept secret. It's my absolute favorite for hiking and cave adventures. Loaded with brown booby birds and frigates and so many more bird varieties, it's a true bird paradise. I'm a land-lover, and not a sea lover (Brac has amazing diving, I'm told), so I love hiking on the bluff, rock climbing, and "rock hopping" on Long Beach.
It's a bird sanctuary with a bird symphony. Red-winged blackbirds, blue herons, roseate spoonbills, sandhill cranes, and so many more! It's a 3.5 mile trail (only 1 small shaded spot, so make sure to wear a hat if you go). You'll see lots of lazy gators as well... and maybe even wild cracker horses!
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So many gorgeous views!
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Cayman Brac Adventures Day 4

4/3/2019

Another Cayman Brac bluff adventure-- lots of Brown Booby birds-- it's springtime so lots of babies!

A little history about Cayman Brac (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cayman_Brac)

Cayman Brac is an island that is part of the Cayman Islands. It lies in the Caribbean Sea about 145 km (90 mi) north-east of Grand Cayman and 8 km (5.0 mi) east of Little Cayman. It is about 19 km (12 mi) long, with an average width of 2 km (1.2 mi). Its terrain is the most prominent of the three Cayman Islands due to "The Bluff", a limestone outcrop that rises steadily along the length of the island up to 43 m (141 ft) above sea level at the eastern end. The island is named after this prominent feature, as "brac" is a Gaelic name for a bluff.

Christopher Columbus sighted Cayman Brac and its sister island, Little Cayman, on 10 May 1503 when his ship was blown off course during a trip between Hispaniola and Panama. He named them "Las Tortugas" because of the many turtles he spotted on the islands. The Cayman Islands were renamed by Sir Francis Drake, who came upon the islands during a voyage in 1586. He used the word "Caymanas", taken from the Carib name for crocodiles after seeing many of the large crocodilians. Many people[who?] believe he had only seen the Rock Iguanas that inhabit the island today.[citation needed]

During the heyday of piracy, pirates would use Cayman Brac as a haven and a place to replenish their supplies as there are a number of fresh water wells on the island and had many sources of food included in the local flora and fauna.

Pseudosphinx Caterpillar - also called Rasta Caterpillar

Brown Booby Birds- mother and baby

Train of Pseudosphinx Caterpillars

Pseudosphinx Caterpillar - also called Rasta Caterpillar

Adult Brown Booby bird on right and juvenile Booby bird on left

Adult Booby bird on right and juvenile Booby bird on left- the juvenile is testing its wings

Hiking long the bluff trail

The rocky path of the beautiful bluff trail

Brown booby birds nest on the edge of the bluff

Brown Booby parent coming back to its juvenile

Parent and juvenile

Yawning

Adult brown booby bird- waddling along

Cactus in the sunset

Sunset walk

Sunset on the bluff

Sunset on the bluff

Bird resting on the bluff trail

At this very spot, there is always a nest- every year.

Baby Century Plant

Century Plant in bloom

Century Plant in bloom

Century Plants- Growing from Rocks on Cayman Brac Bluff