Hurricane Season

3 Years to the Day…

I set foot in Puerto Rico for the very first time.

I did not know then, I would move to PR before the year’s end.  I deliberately picked the middle of the Hurricane Season so I would know what NOAA Satellite View of Hurricane Isaac as it Passes by Puerto RicoPuerto Rico was like at it’s worst.

It was also the cheapest time to fly!

The trip was a springboard for a travel blog about Puerto Rico.

A fun way to keep track of my experiences.

I figured 5 weeks running around the island would give me a good idea as to whether I might want to retire here.  As it worked out, I only saw about a quarter of what I had ‘planned’.  That’s not a bad thing and I’ve still not seen everything I had in mind for that first trip.

On that first visit, I met 3 people from the mainland who had come here on vacation and never left.  That amazed me. Continue reading

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Surf’n Season on the West Shore

A Beautiful Day in Aguadilla

Veteran Surfer Dude in Aguadilla, Puerto RicoThough Rincon is known as the ‘Surfing Capital’ of PR, surfing takes place all along the west coast.  It simply depends on where the best waves are.  It’s a 2 hour drive from Coamo to the little town of Aguadilla. Once you pass Ponce, Hwy 2 is peppered with about 2 dozen stop lights. We breezed through most of them, but coming to a complete stop really extends your travel time.

Surfer Gal in Aguadilla, Puerto RicoThe plan was to meet the San Juan Photo and Social Club at Crash Boat Beach. I thought it was IN Aguadilla, but it’s actually north of Aguadilla by a couple miles. I never made it TO Crash Boat Beach. We did hook up in Aguadilla for some surfing shots and then on into the Plaza. So Crash Boat Beach is still on my ‘hit list’ I found its location on Google Earth, after the fact. Crash Boat Beach gets it’s name from the military maintaining a rescue boat launch to go retrieve pilots who crashed in the sea while doing exercises. There is a converted military air base up above Aguadilla on the Northwest corner of the island. What was the Ramey Air Force Base is now called the Rafael Hernandez Airport.

A lot of retired US military live in this area of Puerto Rico.

Panoramic of Surfers Catching a Wave in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico Continue reading

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Puerto Rico Version 2.0

A New Chapter Begins!

Lone Surfer on the East Coast of Puerto Rico

If I had not stated so previously, part of my motive for going to Puerto Rico was to see if I might like living there.  Hence the need to see the place during its worst.. Hurricane Season.  The answer to that is most definitely!  In fact, I plan to move to the island in late November.  No, Really, I have my ticket! I’ve already shipped a bunch of things that way and will be selling off or giving away what I don’t keep.  As ‘LaLa’ put it- “Puerto Rico is truly, America’s Best Kept Secret”..  I could not agree more. Continue reading

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