Puerto Rico and St Lucia - March 2012

Published: March 25th 2012
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Friday morning, March 9th, we were walking out the door heading for the airport in Toluca, an hour and a half away, when the phone rang. Spirit airlines informed us that due to mechanical failure, our flight to Puerto Rico had been cancelled. We had two options: receive a credit for another flight with Spirit or fly with them on the following Tuesday to Puerto Rico. We responded that neither optio... Read Full Entry

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Bottle FishingBottle Fishing
Bottle Fishing

The resort supplied various activities for their clients. This is bottle fishing. Kody and Joren were the winners.
Back in Puerto RicoBack in Puerto Rico
Back in Puerto Rico

Overlooking the ocean, one of the gates of San Juan and del Morro trail.
The Trail of del MorroThe Trail of del Morro
The Trail of del Morro

This was taken next to the gates of Old San Juan on the del Morro Trail. At night the gates were locked and no one was allowed into the city!
Intricate StatueIntricate Statue
Intricate Statue

Outside and just below the Governor's Mansion sits this ornate statue and fountain. A great way to cool off after the walk along the trail.
Our rented NissanOur rented Nissan
Our rented Nissan

We found a lot more freedom once we rented the car. Maurice wished it was a manual. They are not common in PR.
Rio Camuy Cave ParkRio Camuy Cave Park
Rio Camuy Cave Park

There are 2000 known caverns. Only 550 have been explored. This the entrance from inside.
At Noah's ArcAt Noah's Arc
At Noah's Arc

Noah's Arc near Quebradillas formerly housed many birds and other animals all in pairs. Thus, Noah's Arc. These birds could talk ... in Spanish.
At Crash Boat BeachAt Crash Boat Beach
At Crash Boat Beach

A beach where hundreds of locals go to spend their free days. Music, dancing and general partying greeted us late Sunday afternoon. The beach named due to some boats crashing at one time.
The Scenic RouteThe Scenic Route
The Scenic Route

Up, down, around and back through vine, bambo and tree canopied roads. Very green and cool. After 3 hours of this route we bailed out.
Ferry to ViequesFerry to Vieques
Ferry to Vieques

Ferry to a beautiful island just over an hour away from PR. It holds over 1200 passengers and their luggage.
A Small Boat DockA Small Boat Dock
A Small Boat Dock

Boats can dock or be stored here. Maurice liked the way the boats were stacked up to save valuable space and save sea wear and tear on unused boats. There were an incredible number of boats in this marina
The Trade Winds Guest HouseThe Trade Winds Guest House
The Trade Winds Guest House

This was our funky room on Vieques Island. The quaintness appealed to us.
On the Rail of the MaleconOn the Rail of the Malecon
On the Rail of the Malecon

Esperanza had a short but neat walkway (Malecon) along the ocean front. This was the view from our guesthouse restaurant.
The MaleconThe Malecon
The Malecon

Too cute and colorful.
Luquillo Beach, PRLuquillo Beach, PR
Luquillo Beach, PR

This beach is regaled as one of the prettiest beaches in the world. Of course we had to see for ourselves and walk on it.
El Yunque Welcome CenterEl Yunque Welcome Center
El Yunque Welcome Center

Look at the gorgeous orchids! They adorned the main walkway in various colors. The building gave a lot of info about a rain forest. Then we were off to drive and hike through the 12ish miles in El Yunque Peak.
Coca Falls in El Yunque Rain ForestCoca Falls in El Yunque Rain Forest
Coca Falls in El Yunque Rain Forest

This was the first large falls that we found in the park. It rained steadily for 2 hours. It looked much different after the rain. It was ferocious and shooting out of the rocks well past the normal fall area.
Las Cabezas Observation PointLas Cabezas Observation Point
Las Cabezas Observation Point

From this observation point we could see the clouds over the canopy, the rain foresr, the beach and the city with it's towering buildings. The Taino Indians used this site, 1575 feet above sea level, for hundreds of years.

6th May 2012

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Thankyou so much Maurice and Linda for the wonderful write up about Evans wedding can't wait. To share this it's great thanks again love you lots

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