Happy Day 6 of Vegan MoFo. My MoFo plan is to post during the weekdays and to take a break on the weekends from posting blogs. I still plan on coming around and reading all of your posts though! Today will be my last post for this week and I will pick up again on Monday. On this Friday, I would like to focus more on my Puerto Rico vacation as we had so many relaxing and rich experiences.
|Coconut Breakfast Muffin and Puerto Rican coffee|
|Almond coconut rice and almond tarlets|
|View onto our balcony and out into the ocean|
|An approaching storm|
One of the best parts of the stay for me was the late afternoon storms. I enjoyed standing on the balcony watching the rain on the ocean. We had several evenings with lightening over the ocean. It was nice to be able to enjoy a storm and watch it pass. On one particular evening, we watched storm clouds for at least an hour. The peace that I felt by that was something that I had not felt in a long time. The peace was continued as we did not have a TV or a radio. There was a bar nearby that played salsa music and we were often serenaded by the music during the evening as we enjoyed dinner or watched the night sky.
During the daytime, we had access to snorkel equipment and kayaks. We spent one afternoon kayaking in front of the beach house. In addition, we spent two mornings snorkeling at a nearby place called "Steps Beach" that was known to have beautiful reefs and fish. There had been quite a few storms, so the water was not as clear as normal. I was still happy to swim with the colorful fish and experience some of their world. One of the stands where we parked had snacks and food and we enjoyed a cocoa frio (coconut water). Which literally is water from a coconut. After the water is gone, the shell is cut in half with a machete and you are free to enjoy the rich coconut meat. Nothing compares to that fresh rich flavor.
Thank you for sharing a special part of our vacation with me. I plan to give you more snippets as we go through MoFo. At some point, I plan to share some underwater snorkeling shots as well. How many of you have been to Puerto Rico? If so, did you stay at Maravilla?