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Maunabo Land Crab Festival, Sept 4th 2011

This report is a little bit late, but I wanted to get it in before the end of the month. ‘Been very busy with other posts and work on the home front. Also had issues with electricity and our DSL service during the last 2 storms.

Shelter fron the Sun at the Maunabo Land Crab Festival in Puerto RicoWe are getting hit with an early afternoon downpour as I peck this out..

Maunabo’s Land Crab Festival was a fantastic local celebration and if you ever get the opportunity to check it out, it’s a ‘Must See’. We were there on a Sunday and the weather was pretty good, right up until we left, around 4:30 PM. In fact, it was down right hot, if you were not in the shade. We hit the Plaza about 11:30PM… they were still setting up the main stage.

Steel Drum Band Working Their Way Through the Crowds at the Maunabo Land Crab Festival in PR

By Noon, all of the shady spots had been taken.

About 1PM, I went back to the car and got our folding chairs so we would have a place to sit and get off our feet. As local celebrations go, Sunday is always more crowded than Saturday.  A couple of friends who live near Maunabo, said Saturday was much less crowded.

The Plaza of Maunabo is very nice, but not near big enough to accommodate the ‘thousands’ of folks who converged on it. Continue reading

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