|Doesn't look like much from the road, but go down these steps and...
|The view opens up to a stunning panorama!
|A lovely, cool mountain breeze wipes your cares away!
|Ribs, chicken, carne frita, two kinds of rice and beans, and tostones!
|A beautifully presented fried cheesecake, churros and whip cream topped ice cream! YUM!!
|Don't judge! April and I DID share a few bites with the boys!
|Hey, it's less space you have to mow!
|Should have made this a climbing wall for the kids!
|View of Faro Punta Tuna
This is a nice little beach tucked into the curving coastline just west of the Punta Tuna Lighthouse, which we visited a few days ago.
|Fade to black
The Boys settled in with folding beach chairs and un neverita (a small cooler) full of beverages, while us girls took off for a nice post-feast beach walk!
|Hey girl! Wait for me!
|Signs of beach erosion where the roots of palms are exposed!
April and I set off toward the eastern end of the beach, with our feet sinking deep into the wave-whipped sand. This kind of beach is very good for exercise as your legs have to work extra hard! Conversation made it easy work though, and soon we reached the easternmost corner, which was covered in seaweed!
|I'm glad that this is all down here, and not where we've camped!
|Seaweed... and PUPPIES!!!
|You can see momma dog beneath the palm...
|A sand crab has tossed out the black sand that lies beneath the white layer
|Rio Manaubo seems to spread out just as it meets the beach
|With all of the recent rain we've had, the river was spilling into the Sea
|Looks very Jungly!
|The river water was VERY brown!
|Many layers, bot black and white.
OK, enough of this exercising/exploring stuff... Time to get down to some serious relaxing! We retraced our steps back along the beach with our explorer needs satisfied. Time to take our well-earned place in a beach chair with a cold beverage! I have to admit that we don't do "nothing" often enough!
We've been so busy with boat repairs, storm threats, and who-knows-what-else! I think it's time that we just sit and watch the waves roll in. Burt and April are the perfect his and hers companions with which to do this!
All afternoon we sat, and watched as the waves calmed and the surface of the Sea began to flatten. The sun dropped lower but we were shielded from the heat by the palms. Eventually the softening of the waves registered in my mind ~ that means it's getting late! Suddenly it was 4:30 and time to go home! And thus ends another unique, and wonderful day in Paradise!
We love having friends around with which to share our Island Paradise! Come to Puerto Rico and we'll put her through her paces for you!
|Squeeeeee! Black sand FEET!