Explorations

Into the Mangroves

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Beach Fun, Explorations, Island Life, Slider | Comments Off on Into the Mangroves

Into the Mangroves

Our friends Bob and Diane were in town from St. Thomas for a dental vacation, and they invited us down to La Parguera for a day of cruising through mangrove swamps in a little boat. Naomi and I had been wanting to do this for quite a while so we jumped at the chance. B & D arranged for the rental of a little flat-bottomed boat named “Johnny’s Boat,” and we met at their hotel at about 10 am. After stocking up on ice and beer, Bob took the helm and slowly motored us around the waterfront to look at the houses built out in the mangroves. These homes were built on pilings in...

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Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner? BEES!

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Explorations, Island Life, Slider | Comments Off on Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner? BEES!

Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner? BEES!

I was standing as far away from the bee swarm as I could, but it was difficult on our little eight-foot balcony. Once Danny the bee keeper started brushing the bees off of the rafter, they formed a huge buzzing cloud around us. Bees are pretty calm when they’re swarming, but the bees in Puerto Rico are all Africanized and are a bit unpredictable. When I felt the first sting on my back, I gritted my teeth and stood as still as possible. Swatting at the bees would only make things worse. It’s best to just take the stings and attempt to push through the pain. Then there was a sting...

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Day Trip 1: Cabo Rojo

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in Explorations, Island Life, Slider | 260 comments

Day Trip 1: Cabo Rojo

Not a bad view is it? This is a panorama we took from the hill of the Cabo Rojo lighthouse overlooking Bahia Sucía. This beach has the finest and whitest sand I’ve ever seen. The grains of sand were so fine they reminded me of mud. What an adventure! Fresh seafood, a near disaster in a mud pit, an amazing beach, and a great hike with a view. Along the way to Cabo Rojo, we had a stopped in Joyuda for lunch. This short strip of coastal road, known as the “Golden Mile of Good Dining”, contains more seafood restaurants than any other place in Puerto Rico. We picked the Vista...

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