In Case of Inclement Weather: An Indoor Attraction
If it's raining outside (and even if it's not), history buffs might want to check out the Cayman Brac Museum, in the former Government Administration Building, Stake Bay (tel. 345/948-2622), which has an interesting collection of Caymanian antiques, including pieces rescued from shipwrecks and objects from the 18th century. Hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to noon and 1 to 4pm, Saturday from 9am to noon. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.
Exploring by Car
The Bluff is the island's most distinctive geographic feature. As mentioned before, the Bluff is a soaring limestone plateau rising 42m (138 ft.) above the sea, covering much of the easternmost point of the island. To drive up the Bluff, take Ashton Reid Drive, the one paved road that leads to the summit. The panoramic view over the south side of the Bluff is well worth the journey. If you suffer from vertigo, know that it is a sheer drop to the sea below. Many people choose to hike up the Bluff.
To become fully acquainted with the Brac's natural wonders, take one of the guided nature tours run by Cantrell Scott and Keino Daley, the government's tour guides. What they don't know about Cayman Brac isn't worth knowing. They can, for example, name all 50 to 60 species of birds that, at least for part of the year, land on Cayman Brac. Tours last about 3 hours and are free. Mr. Scott and Mr. Daley will join you in your car for the tour. Call tel. 345/948-2651 to establish a meeting time and place.
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