My First Post

Nov 9, 2008   //   by Richard   //   General  //  Comments Off on My First Post

Welcome to my first post. As I was writing this I was wondering if anyone will ever read this. I therefore thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy reading my blog. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to leave me a comment.

I think it is only fitting to tell you a little about myself. I am a Canadian (born and raised) who moved to the Cayman Islands this past summer to experience Island life and work. In regards to Island life, we just just experienced Hurricane Paloma as it passed by as a Category 3. Although Grand Cayman (where we are located) fared quite well, we lost another tree (we are batting 1000 as we lost a tree in the last Hurricane). Here are a couple pictures of the Olive tree that we lost last night:

Paloma Damage 1

Paloma Damage 2

I am originally from Canada where most root systems from the trees dig deep into the ground. Here on the Island, the root system fans out as the Island is more or less one big rock. Here is a picture of the tree after its “haircut”:

Paloma Hair cut

Enough about trees and hurricane damage. Enquiringly minds want to know…why should you come back? What can you expect from the Blog? In future blogs I will:

  • talk about my life as an expat living and working in the Cayman Islands;
  • tell you more about me;
  • discuss photography and post new pictures; and
  • the odd rant (not that the rant will be odd, OK maybe some will think so, but I was thinking more along the lines of infrequent :-).

It has been a pleasure.

Richard

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