Snorkeling with stingrays? within the wild? I know. I thought this sounded loopy too. But Grand Cayman is famous for Stingray Metropolis: a beautiful shallow sand bar just a few miles out from the Northwest nook of the island that fills with stingrays each day, drawing in tour boats of snorkelers eager to interact with the pleasant rays.
Lara met our group of 20+ members and their company at noon just outside the enduring Grand Central Market the place many of us had arrived earlier to grab a bite. Off we went down Broadway to 4th Avenue. Our first stop was on the corner of Spring and 4th, on the conjoined galleries of Miguel Osuna and Robert Reynolds We had the opportunity to meet both of the artists and hear about their works. The benefit of our relatively small group provided a very personal feel to our tour.
Alex Baptiste finally snapped after being teased as soon as too often by Hernandez as he kicked him within the back. He started heading for the dressing room before the ref produced his pink card. Taylor replaced Hernandez for the final couple of minutes. Doukara sealed the victory within the final minute when he finished properly after more sloppy defending by Preston. Closing rating three.0 Leeds. In the end a snug win for Leeds with excellent performances from Inexperienced, Roofe, Hernandez helped by the young impressive midfield pairing of Vieira and Phillips. Yet once more Luke Ayling was immense at proper again. What a discount he is turned out to be. A much wanted spectacular efficiency from Leeds which ought to nearly see us into the play offs.
We stand up pretty early, around seven, emerging from our sardine-like sleeping preparations-five of us on a 1.5 by 3-meter platform in a three by 3-meter cabin dug in to the river bank. The storm has abated, our clothes have dried, the river has dropped, the surf is quiet. Breakfast, cooked by Vanya on the outside fire, is kasha, with (immediate) milk and freshly picked blueberries. The boys drink tea, and Tanya and I’ve weak coffee-we are running low, as we had to wait out the storm. Vanya will keep in camp for the day, to protect from bears, to collect wood, to keep camp and to arrange meals.
After all, FISH and other seafood products, of which salmon is the commonest. Costs for this stuff have risen as Kamchatka exports extra to different parts of Asia, in addition to back to western Russia. Proper now I’ve some regionally produced pelmyeni (ravioli-like) in my freezer that are filled with salmon and calmari. All types of smoked salmon and other dried fish. I know all of the Russian phrases for salmon (losos), better than I know the US words – chavuicha (king), nyerka (the other red one), keta (chum?), gorbusha (pink, humpy),.. If you like red caviar (kryasni ikra), which I do, that’s very out there. Fish is greatest bought in particular fish markets, not on the supermarket.