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CAM HAD TO MANEUVER THE YACHT THROUGH PROTECTED CORAL REEFS AND PAST HUNDRED OF TOURISTS AT STINGRAY CITY
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CHAPTER 13: BODDEN TOWN
I chose this town as the meeting place between Curtis and the arms dealer, because just off the main road is Gun Square, where two 18th century cannons guarded the channel. The photo on the right is an example of a traditional sand garden.
CHAPTER 14: THE RITZ
Tim booked one of the flower-boxed terrace honeymoon suites for him and Addison. He had high hopes.
CHAPTER 14: GEORGETOWN
Georgetown is the capital and the cruise ship terminal. Most tourists come for the great deals on jewelry, but located behind the waterfront shops is the legendary, tax-free banking empire. In the bottom right photo, the police headquarters are located near the taller white building in the background. It was Addison and Tim’s first stop and where they met Freddy.
CHAPTER 16: VISTA DEL MAR
The gated community of Vista Del Mar and the surrounding waterfront properties is where I picture Filiberto living.
It’s a quiet place where you dock your yacht right up to the back patio. Not a bad way to live.
CHAPTER 15: MORGANS MARINA
Somewhere under one of these docks is where Addison “meets” Adande, and where she has her epiphany. I’m not sure if there is actually a Morgan’s Marina in the Caymans, but this “Yacht Club” is what I used as a guide. Sometimes, even during daylight hours, there is so little activity here, you’d almost think these boats were abandoned.
CHAPTER 15: THE PARK IN HUTLAND
The Cayman Islands are the peaks of a mountain range submerged under the ocean. They are limestone outcroppings with little soil, so the kind of grass we’re used to seeing doesn’t grow here. This community park is uniquely painted in pastels. In the background of the bottom right photo is where Tim discovers something new about himself.
CHAPTER 17: THE BEACH WEDDING
My daughter and I were strolling the beach when we came upon this wedding at the Ritz. I took some video and didn't give it much else thought, until I ran into this nice couple at the airport. I congratulated them and spoke with them briefly. Turns out the bride's name is Jacqueline, and I thought all of it was such a coincidence I asked them if it was okay to reference them in the book. This is the beautiful beach wedding Addison saw out her window and the one she longed to have.
CHAPTER 19: RUM POINT
During the day this is a great place to kick back, eat, drink, swim and dive. At night, it’s the place to party! Rum, fruity island drinks, and great Caribbean music. A nightly boat ferries partiers to and from Seven Mile Beach. Rum Point is where Curtis found too much solace in Tortuga Gold.
CHAPTER 19: GREAT BLUFF
The first photo is the kind of mangrove shrubs that Addison and Tim fell in to. It's easy to see how they could get so scratched up and bloodied. The middle pic is the kind of pocked terrain at the bottom of the bluff where it meets the water. It's rock-hard and craggy, almost impossible to run on even during the daylight. The photo on the right is a good spot to hide a drug runner boat. I spoke to a custom's official, and he told me those things are a pain in the arse to catch.