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Since we had an afternoon to get settled in, it was time for some adventure. The first thing that I wanted to do was to visit El Yunque Rain Forest, which is the only American National Forest that is a rain forest. Cool, huh? So, after sleeping in late and a leisurely breakfast we packed the car up with a case of water and my camera and headed out to see what we could see.
I pulled up Google Maps on my phone and typed in El Yunque and directions to the rain forest ...
... 8230;must have Taino feet. They got me geared up on the beach and I made the plunge without any problems! And this was after seeing another guy slip and fall on the rocks, mind you. The views were instantly breath taking of the coral underneath; I rented a waterproof camera from the shop, and began snapping photos like a madman. It was a little awkward remembering to breath through the snorkel tube, but I made ...
... rocks at the bottom as it sticks out!! He did it! I really didn't want to watch, but did. Then the second guy goes, it looks like a piece of cake. The new group of guys are so excited about this, shed their shirts and shoes and take direction from the guys below worked their way down to the jumping point! Away they went with no fear.
The man on the ATV told me to walk down the furthest trail. Len was at the top taking pictures and ...
... sail down the coast, arriving by 08:00 or 08:30.
Now we're just relaxing, reading our books, playing guitar, catching up on blog updates, and contemplating a swim. Not an overly exciting first day in Puerto Rico, but we made it here safely and the Mona Passage was luckily an easy run!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Check back for photos...it'll take a few days :)
Ellie also beat Caleb and I in Settlers of Katan...
... from being arrested. He said the guy was going on about a security breach on a United States port facility and given that Pete had just wandered on with no problems, didn't see how it was so secure?? But this was no time to argue the point, so off we went back across the bay just as a hi-tech Customs speed boat came flying along, stopped at the wharf, chatted to the men for a few minutes while checking us out pottering off in the dinghy (real terrorist threat ...