Let the Staycation commence! Yes, our lives here in Puerto Rico COULD be called a "Permanent Vacation". But, every now and then, we've gotta get OUT... and explore our Island Paradise! So much to see... so little time! This time, we
coerced invited our neighbor, Sue to come along. And the silly girl accepted! This gives me the excuse to revisit some of our favorite spots, as well as ticking off some new ones from my very long list! So, without further ado... Come with me!
Of course I had my itinerary firmly in place, but it allows for spontaneous dashes down previously untravelled roads. We took a zag to check out Playa Bizarreta. Come on. With a name like that, we HAVE to go see it!
It was a nice curve of mostly rocky beach, with black sand and no people! You can see Caja De Muertos in the distance. What a nice little diversion... marks off another little section of coast in my quest to see every bit of Puerto Rico's coastline!
Off we go again, next stop... Yauco! I feel like this town is often overlooked. Yet, it plays an important part in the history of the island. Many of the earlier immigrants here came from the island of Corsica, because the landscape here mirrors that of the European island. This whole part of the island is so very different from the rest of Puerto Rico, it really is worth a visit. And we have only scratched the surface!
|An octopus with coffee beans! Yauco is known for it's coffee!|
Yauco is most well-known for the murals. When you're driving west along PR-2, you can see the colorful houses stacked up on the hillside to your right. There is no good place to stop for a photo of this, because there are too many tall trees in the way... some day I will find a way! Turn in and wind your way through the narrow streets, all the while looking for little surprises! There are murals painted on otherwise unremarkable walls throughout the town.
|We almost missed this one following the Google Map. I didn't see it until we turned back. Look UP!|
Returning to the Plaza, we walked the perimeter and enjoyed the amazing old styles of these buildings. Sadly, there has been some damage from the earthquakes we had last year.
|More earthquake damage.|
|Looks even less like a thing when you're walking across the top of it!|
We were astounded! Such artistic talent!! We walked all around it and took some photos... Some we did not realize what we were doing...
|Whoops! I was trying for a kiss... but got this instead!|
|Everywhere you look, there is one, and another...|
|And peer over a brick wall, and you may find THIS! A work in progress!|
|Every Plaza has a church.|