Ys, what did you do a year ago? I just realised that it was exactly a year ago that we had our last visitors in Puerto Rico: my parents and Mrs N[eighbour]! The weekend of the 19-21st February, the five of us went to the island of Vieques, off the East coast of Puerto Rico.
We stayed in the cosy guesthouse Casa de Amistad (I have to remember to show pictures of the guesthouse in a separate post!) and despite some rain, car trouble, and almost missing the boat back to the main island, I think we all thought that it was a great weekend!
Car trouble! O had put the car key in his “water proof pocket” in the swimming shorts and apparently just a hint of humidity was enough for the car key to stop working for a certain amount of time (we were told this afterwards by the rental company). But the men, my father and O thought that the car battery had stopped working so some friendly Puerto Ricans helped us with jumper cables.. It didn’t work of course but all of a sudden the car [key] worked again!
There are so many beaches on Vieques and some of them are “secret” while others are more official… Until 2003 the US Navy used most of the island’s beaches as practising ground but after violent protests they had to withdraw.
It rained… But at least not as much as the first time O and I went to Vieques, exactly two years earlier, with my Finnish ex-colleague P – then we only had one rain-free day.
We did a kayak excursion at night to the famous bio-bay… Read more about our first bio-bay adventure in Fajardo here!
To the extent that you never really know WHEN the boat to the main island will arrive and depart. We almost missed it… And had to rush to return the rental car, get the luggage from the guesthouse and find something to eat!
What did you do the weekend of the 19th-21st February 2010?