Uncommon Attraction: Lovers Wall, Grand Cayman
Some of my favorite discoveries while traveling throughout the Caribbean are the various unexplained attractions and points of interest that seemingly exist just to keep us guessing. Remember this one in Tobago? It’s been nearly a year since we featured it here and still no one, not even Trinidad & Tobago tourism officials, have been able to tell us what it is!
My latest such discovery is the serpentine rock wall pictured here. You’ll find it along the Queen’s Highway, which skirts the shore in Grand Cayman‘s sleepy eastern region. Few are the signs of civilization around this spot; just a small collection of houses a ways behind where I stood to snap this photo. It’s an extremely picturesque area, marked by a steady wind that continuously buffets the rocky beach, and the attendant sounds and smells of Mother Nature doing her thing unimpeded by any of us.
Seagulls cry out as pelicans dive-bomb unsuspecting morsels beneath the waves. Passing clouds tickle the imagination forming all manner of whimsical shapes; a dog, a couch and an elephant all visiting upon me during my brief stop here. The bright warm sun, the fresh sea air – yeah, I really liked it here.
But, why is it called Lovers Wall? There’s no plaque to explain the identical, humble wooden signs at either end of the wall. In keeping with the blissful remoteness of the area, there was also no one around to ask.
Oh well. It was enough for me to just sit on Lovers Wall for a few minutes and enjoy soaking in the scenery. If anyone knows the story behind the wall, though, please let us know by leaving a comment below, or hitting up our Facebook fan page.