And now for something a little more exotic than public transport and snow in Brussels:
I wrote this post in November but then realised that O had brought all the photos with him on his business trip (in the computer and on the external harddrive), so I never published it. But here it goes:
Since When O is was back in Puerto Rico for the first time since we moved, I started to reminisce about the beautiful island we left at the beginning of April…
Our Swedish friend B in Puerto Rico often talked about the cycling race La vuelta de los nueve faros and every time we would start to discuss which are the nine lighthouses? However, I finally googled to solve the mystery of the Puerto Rican lighthouses and found this link: the 9 lighthouses on the main island. We saw six of them:
- San Juan (El Morro)
- Arecibo (Los Morrillos)
- Rincón (Punta Higuero) – actually the only one that looks like the lighthouses that I am used to 😉
- Cabo Rojo (same name as the one in Arecibo, i.e Los Morrillos) that can be seen from our favourite beach in Puerto Rico
- Guánica (Cana, inactive, no photo as we didn’t stop and actually just saw it by chance when passing by) and
- Maunabo (Punta Tuna, blog post)
The missing ones are: Cabo San Juan (Fajardo), Punta Boriquen (actually two; one inactive in ruins which was destoyed by a tsunami in 1918 and one active. Located between Aguadilla and Isabela) and Punta de las Figuras in Arroyo.
We have also seen the lighthouse of Vieques (Punta Mulas in Isabel Segunda):
The smaller islands – Culebrita, Isla Caja de Muertos (Coffin island, south of Ponce) and Isla de Cardona (also south of Ponce) also have lighthouses.
And what do you think about this double lighthouse?
Actually, it is not a real lighthouse – O was trying to make a panorama picture by merging photos he had taken of the Punta Tuna lighthouse and somehow ended up with a double one 😉