Day 1 - Rincon, Puertco Rico

It was a great first day.  The pictures will follow eventually...hopefully if J gets around to sharing them with me.

We spent our first day at a beach called Domes here in Rincon.   Domes gets its name from the abandoned nuclear reactor dome that sits adjacent to the beach.  Who knew that getting a tan will most likely allow me to glow in the dark as well...

Anyhow, Rincon is the surfing capital of the Caribbean, so needless to say the beach was a busy place for surfers and watchers alike.  It had a very bohemian, laid back, friendly feel to it.  It was nice and tranquil.

We also had the opportunity to see 2 humpback whales surface not too far from shore.  We were able to watch them for over 30 minutes - swimming along, not a care in the world.  It was an AWESOME sight!

Not so awesome are the drivers here in Puerto Rico.  To put it mildly - they are slightly insane.  I am not a timid driver by any means, but these people scare the shit out of me.  Within 5 minutes of leaving the airport yesterday, we were almost side-swiped.  Good thing I have cat like reflexes...or nine lives....  I'm wise to them now.

Tomorrow is another day at the beach...







Comments

Brian Miller said…
woohoo! so cool about the whales...have fun!
CrazyCris said…
whales from the beach?!?!?! I'M COMING!!!!

hmmm... surfinf capital of Puerto Rico probably = not great for scuba diving, right? :s
EV said…
Well, this year the wales came from January-April, and during March, there have been more whales spotted than usual. Yes Rincon is called the surfing capital, but we have some World Class Scuba Diving and snorkeling, Desecheo a Island that is 12 miles out is a great spot for scuba diving, another is down south in La Parguera, awesome dives place called the wall..Scuba diving in Rincon there is Steps beach or Tres Palmas, one of the best places cause of the coral reef, its a protected beach.
K13 said…
"cat like reflexes"...lmao! hilarious..sounds like the drivers in Mexico...pretty scary there too!
Villa Orleans said…
Ugly cars have right of way!

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