Trip to Puerto Rico, Part Three: Guanica -
Our final portion of the trip was in a small town on the southwest
coast called Guanica. It involved a whole lot of dicking around
the resort we were staying at.
It also involved a lot of time in this pool.
You know, resort shit.
Puerto Rican yacht.
Tropical flowers, there were lots of them.
I only saw a couple of these lizards, they were like mini komodo
dragons. Quick little bastards too.
Crazy tropical bugs, all creepin' and crawlin' and such in their fancy
Super sweet kitty that seemed to live in the dive shop at the
resort. I didn't go diving, but I did buy ice cream there.
We spent a good chunk of one day at this small cay island called
Gilligan's Island. Cue the coconut television jokes.
Apparently taking a photo of this woman almost always results in this
hip-cocked sassy look.
This place was amazing...crystal clear water flowing between mangroves,
with wildlife everywhere.
There weren't a ton of fish, but when one did go by you could see it
easily through this clear water.
The water was about titty deep for the most part...it was easy to wde
out in the middle of the channels and take photos.
One of the coolest parts of the who trip was when this vulture landed
on a tree just above where we were camped out for the day.
Ugly bastard, but fascinating nonetheless.
He swooped around a few times, looking for food presumably, and then
would come back and land on the limb only a few feet
away from where I was sitting.
These crabs were everyhwere, but you had to look closely to see
them. This photo is pretty blown up and it took me a ton of
tries to snap a non-blurry photo of them.
These little shore birds were all over too. Even harder to get a
photo of than the crabs.
One afternoon we took a ride down the road to San German, the second
olderst city in PR and third oldest in the US.
It was a surprisingly large town, but the old part was pretty
neat. Very schizo in their architecture though, with 400 year old
churches next to colonials next to art deco buildings.
And also lizards with crazy throats.
Lots of neat colors and such. Plus it helped we were there at
dusk when photos look the best.
One of the old churches. In the event you didn't realize
Some of the buildings looed right out of New Orleans. Or rather
New Orleans looked right out of this place.
Not one of the newer buildings.
And that was our trip to Puerto Rico...recommended if you like a nice
mix of history and beach time.
Oh yeah, on the flight home we flew over some Carribean islands or the
Keys or something...either way
it was an amazing sight.