Hello all those out there in Reef land. It has been a busy last couple of months here at the reef with new and exciting developments happening all the time. The island as a whole has also had allot of changes and news to report. As always i like to keep it fun when reporting the events, some are funny some are informative and some are just plain……
A lot of fuss has been made in the last week over the proposed changing of names from Pirates week. At time of this blog, the new name has not been announced but rest assured there are some sad pirates out there on the sea.
I was lucky enough to attend this years Gimistory event at Pedro’s Castle in Savannah. As i sat down on my seat i thought to myself just how exciting of a backdrop it was to have the storytellers standing on the upper floor of the historical building while reciting different stories both local and international. The mid show break with Fried fish and dumplings wasn’t so bad either. The local storyteller’s were extremely impressive and some even came in old-time outfits to add even more authenticity to their stories. My suggestion would be if you have the chance to visit Cayman next April, take a visit out to one of the many venues that hold gimistory during Cayfest and enjoy a nice cultural experience.
Frequent visitors to the reef are sure to be in for a pleasant surprise the next time you check in. The old dive shop has now been converted into our brand spanking new restaurant “Pelicans Bistro”. Open for breakfast and dinner this new dining spot gives you all the great taste of Pelicans Reef and The Rusty Pelican right indoors.
Cayman Chili Cookoff
The Reef Resort played host to the Chili Cookoff last weekend. Local residents as well as Reef guests mingled in the hot caribbean sun while enjoying Caybrew and Hot dogs all day long. There was a children’s section with bouncingcastles and face-painting. On the other side of the Rusty pelican Beach bar we had the music stage and beer stands. Local music fans were spoiled rotten all day with bands like ‘Gone Country”, The Barefoot man” and “Hi-Tide” performing. The chili cooking began at 1pm and wrapped up at 6 when ”Electratech” were announced as the events winners for best chili. Even though the chili was the main cause for the event, the combinationof warm weather, barbeque and a cold beverage seemed to be exactly what made the event so much for fun for the attendees.
Everyone that i talked to during the day said they had a great time and many people chose to simply spend the night here at the reef after a long day in the sun. Those who stayed the entire day were in for a treat as the closing fireworks at 9pm were amazing.
You can look forward to the event again next year being even bigger and better.