Sun-bow or halo (as I found when I searched the internet this morning), seeing something with my own eyes that I had never before seen. This rainbow that went all the way around the sun was magnificent (and almost fightful)! We were ashore after our guided tour to 'Hell' and back (if you have been to Grand Cayman, you know about 'Hell'--the place), and we noticed people beginning to look up. The locals were coming out of their shops, pointing sky-ward. It was hard to look at and hard not to look at the same time. Someone mentioned 'aliens' and the hair on my neck prickled. It was not raining. It was high 80's for temperature, so it wasn't the same phenomenon as the ones seen in the cold weather. It lingered more than an hour. People on the ship were talking about it when we returned. We all seemed to share a sense of wonder about the experience. I only heard the comments from the folks who had not seen anything like it before. There was a sense of peace when it dissipated. I was thankful to see it and grateful when it was gone. I remember from my childhood that when we saw 'sun dogs' it meant there would be a change in the weather. We enjoyed such beautiful weather on the cruise. The next day the weather was just as nice, minus the magnificence. I am certain there are 'old wives tales' and "Farmer's Almanac" predictions for what this means. I am content to have seen it at least once in my life, on a vacation where I saw many things for the first time.
Janet L Arnold
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