Sometimes squash players are the luckiest in the world. Right now there is no doubt that the WISPA women playing in the Cayman Islands Open 2010 are fortunate to be enjoying the island life and Caribbean hospitality. We have been taking in all the activities around the sea and loving our time here.
This morning I snorkelled with six of the players at a club member’s dive centre in the heart of Cayman. I enjoyed seeing colourful fishes and sea life and relating them to the characters of the movie Finding Nemo. Since I’m new to snorkelling my mind was carried away with the gorgeous sea life and then sent into a panic either because I couldn’t see the shoreline or because suddenly a wave of salt water entered my breathing piece. Overall the experience was a positive one but I am not ready to go scuba diving yet.
In addition to enjoying the creatures of the sea, we have spent time on the beach. At any one point during the day you will find at least a half dozen players sunning themselves on the sand. Sam Cornett and Miranda Ranieri, the other Canadians in the draw, maximized their time on the beach and on their over sized floating bicycle and almost missed their flights off the island.
We do play squash here too. I won my first round of qualifying in three games over Siyoli Waters of South Africa then lost to Wee Wern of Malaysia. Since I am just coming off a hip injury I am pleased with my result. My flight back to Winnipeg is tomorrow. I am reluctant to leave the island but keen to get back to training for my upcoming events.
Cheers from way down south!
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