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me holding a beautiful bunch of red bananas - avocados bananas puerto rico

avocados, bananas and more in puerto rico

“You want some avocado with your eggs this morning?”, Holly said, smiling.  “Yeah, I guess I should have some”, I drearily replied. We spent the last few weeks back at our friend’s little finca in the hills of Rincón again and avocados were in season.  Every morning

The black and gold coast

our dynamic namesake – the black and gold coast

It happened so slowly it was barely perceptible.  Bit by bit, sand from our beloved beach vanished into the sea.  We didn’t even know what was going on until one day late last year it hit us; our sandy beach had completely disappeared! Right under our noses the black and gold coast had reinvented itself into

waylong enjoys collecting the trash and sea glass in puerto rico

trash and sea glass in puerto rico

It’s no secret that Puerto Rico has some of the most beautiful beaches you’ll find anywhere.  That’s why it’s especially disheartening when you see some of them littered with piles of trash and broken glass.  There seems to be less of a stigma with littering here than

view atop the hills of rincón

the spectacular hills of rincón

As much as we love our condo, we do miss the privacy we used to enjoy when we had a house.  The boys in particular miss having their own yard.  Going to the condo grounds requires carrying a set of keys which is, more often than not, good enough reason for

horses in puerto rico

horses in puerto rico

Here in Puerto Rico there are horses everywhere.  We often hear people riding their horses past our condo on their way to the beach.   We even used to have horses that lived on the land behind the condo.  Unfortunately, they have since been moved. Día del Descubrimiento

reminder of the risk of tsunami

reminder of the risk of tsunami

Nearly 100 years ago a 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Puerto Rico sent 20 foot waves onshore, destroying coastal villages and resulting in 40 deaths.  One of the most unique places to visit on this side of the island, which also happens to also serve as a stark reminder

supermoon lunar eclipse

2033.  Eighteen years from now.  That’s how long it will be until the next supermoon lunar eclipse. It hard to imagine where we will be at that time and what our life will look like.  The boys will be grown men.  I will be in my

the amazing sunsets of aguada

I don’t know what it is, but it really seems like the colors at  dusk are more vibrant here.  Perhaps it’s the Saharan dust or the higher humidity.  Whatever the reason, it’s usually well worth stopping what you are doing to take in the amazing sunsets we

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