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Claiming Sand on Silver

We claimed an isolated stretch of Silver Beach (Vieques, Puerto Rico) as our own.  Angling into one of only two parking spots and tossing our towels onto the sand made it our unofficial second home for two lovely August days a couple of years ago.  Our private spot was well beyond Red Beach and Secret Beach and required a bouncing crawl of a drive down the pitted narrow road that meandered out east of Blue Beach.

Secreted behind sea grapes, mangroves, beach vines and coconut palms, our chosen place had the feel of a well appointed deserted island.  The shallow waters were clear and the sand was soft. After gathering food and water en route at La Tienda Verde (The Green Store), we needed little more than our sunscreen, snorkel masks and a few fish to chase.

We had read about a coral bed located on the far side of the island just to our west.  And after trailing a turtle (video) and stalking various fish in the shallows, we crossed the sea grasses and swam through deeper waters over a sandy sea floor to find out for ourselves…

More underwater photos (and video!) from Isla de Vieques.

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Co-Pilot View

Featured Photo: This photo is from Part 3 of our Puerto Rico ferry adventure. Yes, the view is from far above the water and there is no boat in sight.  Trust me… it was much better this way.  Parts 2 and 3 coming up…










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Featured Photo: Shadow Trio

Featured Photo: Shadow Trio (Sun Bay on Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico, USA)

I believe this photo was actually taken by my daughter Hannah who is already showing considerable writing/photography talent as a teen.  When she snapped this picture, Matt and I were already holding handfuls of colorful sea glass, broken shards that had been polished over time by ocean and sand.  The three of us continued to scoop up the sparkling pieces as we ambled Sun Bay Beach and by the time we turned back, none of us could have held up a camera! Idyllic day…

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Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico (USA)

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