OK,, this is an old photo... when we toured PR, we went to the Arecibo Telescope. This was very impressive, a radio telescope built here because they found a depression in the Karst topography that would almost perfectly fit a 1000 foot diameter telescope dish! It is the biggest Radio telescope in the world and most sensitive. It also has an antenna that studies the Ionosphere... something that we are also interested in, since our HF radio uses the Ionosphere to reflect radio waves for us... allowing us to talk to other boaters around the world and receive weather data... we also use the HF Radio to send and receive emails when we are at sea.
Diagnosed Internet issues05/25/2012, Isabel Segundo, Vieques, PR
In town we found this Ceiba tree. Although this is a spectacular tree... a few miles away there is one that is 375 or 400 years old! It have the buttressed roots and very impressive thorns on the trunk and branches.
riding the bucking Bronco05/24/2012, Vieques, PR
We had a very nice sail... yes sail, no motor!! (yeah) around the shoal off the NW end of Vieques... we rode the current to the end of the shoal, then tacked back toward shore to get out of the current. Isobel likes to stand on the coaming and hold on to the dodger. As we bounce through the waves she calls it riding the bucking bronco!
laundry in Paradise05/21/2012, Green Beach
Well, even though we are in this "movie set" beach with perfect temperatures and breeze... house work continues. Here Isobel and I hang the laundry... Lara's washes, I ring it out and Isobel hangs it. It dries pretty fast here... unless we forget about it and a squall goes through that gives it another rain-water rinse!
In the Virgins!05/20/2012, Vieques, PR
Well, it was worth the bash to weather... This is Green Beach... with OUR Palm tree... Later a few other people showed up from shore. Otherwise this has been like some kind of perfect movie set.
Cats of Old San Juan05/15/2012, San Juan, PR
At the Discovery Center
Torches & Prayer in Old San Juan05/15/2012
Women and children walked with torches through the streets...praying for the troops in El Morro, but the British mistook them for approaching Spanish troops - and RAN!
Villa Herencia05/14/2012, Caleta des Monjas
This is the atrium, open to the sky... with fountain at the end. cool, quiet and right in the middle of old town.
Bosque Toro Negro05/13/2012
Did you know that there was such a thing as the US Caribbean National Forest?
A coffee Hacienda plus plus05/12/2012, Hacienda Pomarosa
Located within a mile of the highest mountain of Puerto Rico, Hacienda Pomarrosa has been a wonderful retreat in many ways: so peaceful, with only tree frogs at night, a wonderful breakfast after a very comfortable nights sleep. Kurt, the owner gave us a wonderful history of coffee ending with a tour of his farm and processing facilities. His coffee is better than any we've tasted... Clearly you can taste the care and love he gives each bean.
April 2013, Guna Yala, Panama