We really didn't have a plan to go to the beach when we woke up this morning... But the pink sky was a great motivator. After walking our same-ol-beach again yesterday, I decided "No more!" Wild hair hit and Bruce did not object, so we loaded up our beach chairs and plenty of water, and off we went!
It's been a while since we visited Playa Los Bohios in Maunabo. We came here in July for our Anniversary breakfast, and just sat and had pastries. Of course I could not walk back then... but NOW! Now I can make up for all I missed!
This beach is a special favorite because of the shifting black sands. We never know where it will be when we come. Today, it's totally on the upper bank, with all of the sand within reach of the tide being the brownish color. We were thinking that with recent light winds, we might have an opportunity to swim here, but I think the waves are still a bit much for my foot. So, we stayed on the shore and entertained ourselves with the surprise pleasure of finding a whole bunch of sea glass. This was never a sea glass beach before! SCORE!!!
|Cloudy and cooler! The lighthouse graces Punta Tuna at the distant point.|
I was eager to get going and see what the river looked like after all of this time. Just a short distance from our parking spot is where Rio Maunabo and Quebrada Arenas meet the Caribbean. There's a jungle-esque feel to this spot that has me ever more in love of our life here on Puerto Rico.
What we found when we reached the river basin was not what we expected at all. The whole area was very much changed and we encountered the river much sooner than before. But even more surprising was the complete silting in of the river mouth. Where there once was water flowing from the river to the Caribbean Sea, there was now a wall of solid sand.
|I'm standing where the river was on our last visit here!|
|You can see the layers but they're covered by blown sand.|
|Clouds give a "wintery" feel to the sky. Mmmmuuuaaahahahahaha! Winter!! |