One of The Post’s very own, Belinda Sanderson, recently got to take a vacation, and of all places, she went to Hell. Hell, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands that is. “You could say we went to Hell and back,” said Belinda. Mike and Belinda Sanderson and their daughter, Autumn, of Cedar Springs and 17 of their family members went on a 7 day cruise to the Western Caribbean aboard the Carnival Splendor. They boarded the ship on February 21 at Port of Miami, Florida and sailed to Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan, Honduras; Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; and returned to Port of Miami on February 28, 2016.
“We had two of our excursions canceled due to weather, so when we got to Grand Cayman (our last port) we took the island tour which included our visit to Hell,” Belinda explained.
Hell is a group of short, unique formations which is characterized by jagged, spongy pinnacles of black-covered limestone. There are numerous versions of how Hell received its name, but they are generally variations on “a ministration exclaimed, ‘This is what Hell must look like.'”
It is also claimed that the name “Hell” is derived from the fact that if a pebble is thrown out into the formation, it echoes among the limestone peaks and valleys and sounds as if the pebble is falling all the way down to “Hell.”
Among the travelers were Bruce & Myrna (Myrna is not pictured) Chapman and their granddaugher Demetria Boring, of Sand Lake; Troy & Jenni Vermeulen and their children, Alliyah, Connor, Gavin, and Max, of Greenville; Rich Chapman, formerly of Cedar Springs, and his girlfriend Audrey; Scott & Tiffany Councell (formerly of Cedar Springs/Sand Lake) and their daughters, Brooklyn and Vanessa; and Scott’s parent’s Steve & Sandy Councell of Edwardsburg, MI (not pictured).
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