My first trip here to Grand Cayman to visit my family was rudely interrupted by Hurricane Ivan.
My plans for a relaxing vacation were cut short.
Instead of a laid back tourist, I became a volunteer recovery worker with all my neighbours.
The power and water were out but it was no big deal. I had fun.
It’s been almost two years since and now I’m back for my second trip and the island looks so much better.
My Stingray City experience was awesome.
While I was snorkeling near the reef I caught a glimpse of an eel and I even patted a shark that was spying on me nearby.
SMB is so beautiful.
I like to go snorkeling there almost everyday.
Now that the roads are all clear I can also play football with the friends I made the last time I was here.
I got a chance to see some of Grand Cayman’s wildlife.
I’ll tell you one thing; Canada sure doesn’t have wild chickens running rampant through the streets.
This trip has been the definition of a perfect vacation!
Matthew Burke, age 12