Governor Martyn Roper and his wife, Lissie get away to the Brac
Image source: the governor's personal collection
Governor Martyn Roper and his wife Lissie are staycationing in true Cayman style!
The couple were reunited in August after Lissie left the islands four months prior, in March, to take care of her elderly parents during the peak of the pandemic. During the period of her absence, the governor immersed himself in local activities from supporting local charities to being a major force in coordination, policy-making and communication during the height of coronavirus supression. The couple are now staycationing in Cayman Brac, enjoying what we can only believe is some much needed rest and relaxation for them both, as well as some quality time together.
Of the Brac, which he refers to as "pleasant and sunny," Governor Roper has said, "It is so peaceful and beautiful and a good way to recharge batteries after a busy 6-months. As ever, everyone is so friendly and helpful."
The couple is getting around on bikes, which Mr Roper has indicated "is a great way to get around" while "taking care to avoid the rock iguanas!"
Said the governor of the resilience of the 15 square mile island, "I am very aware that it is 16 years since Ivan, which will be poignant for many of you. Paloma hit Brac in 2008 and we remember the impact that hurricane had too."
Cayman Brac which is 89-miles north east of Grand Cayman and a 30-minute plane ride on Cayman Airways, is blessed with a spectacular terrain and a dramatic bluff that is 140-feet above sea level.
Martyn and Lissie Roper have lived in the Cayman Islands for just around two years and have become a well-loved and appreciated fixture on these islands. We wish them a beautiful vacation together.
Here is the couple's photo album of some of the sites in Cayman Brac.