I just returned from an awesome trip in Grand Cayman. I was exploring an area called Barefoot Beach on the East End of the island and noticed a pontoon like raft with oil drums and a primitive mast floating at the shore. There were a pair of jeans, sweatpants, and a shirt washed up on the sand along with a child's sandal. I was wondering if anyone else has been to Barefoot Beach recently and noticed the same. I've been reading alot about the mass exodus out of Cuba in the mid 1990s and the boats that were turned away at Grand Cayman. I saw a few YouTube videos documenting the sheer ingenuity and perserverence of the Cubans who were fleeing their country for a chance at a better life. Most of them were in fishing boats or at least a boat with a motor. It is unlikely that anyone would have survived a journey from Cuba to G.C. in a raft.
I also noticed a property adjacent to Barefoot Beach called Barefoot Beach Gardens. The property looked abandoned. There was a small house with a cot inside. There were also iron gates blocking entry with a vehicle, overgrown trees and bushes, and a very friendly dog without a collar or tags wandering the premises.