Here we are relaxing for a few weeks in Fajardo. Fortunately we stumbled onto Sunbay Marina when we drove over from San Juan. We had read about Puerto del Rey Marina and thought we would be staying there. But, when we saw how huge it was and found the cost was more than double Sunbay, our decision was easy. Except for the weekends, we virtually have the marina to ourselves. It's good to take a break from schedules and the three w's: wind, weather and water, while we wait for our son and his family to arrive.
|At the top of the first hill. Marina far below.|
We have been without a car most of the time. It's given us an excuse to walk in spite of the very hilly terrain. The marina is at sea level (surprise!) and everything else is one huge hill after another. We found a great little cafe/bakery that makes delicious sandwiches and desserts. It is the perfect excuse to take that walk.
|Looks like gas is really cheap. Those prices are |
actually per liter. We did decide to get a couple
hundred gallons of diesel ($4.05/gallon). Next
fill-up in Trinidad.
Puerto Rico has a few idiosyncrasies when it comes to their highway signs:
mile markers are in kilometers and speed limits are in miles per hour. It feels like they switched half of their measurements to metric and ran out of money.
Since Puerto Rico is part of the United States, delivery by the post office and other carriers is more reliable and there is no tariff. We had parts sent that we needed or thought we might need in the next year. Rebuilding the stabilizers was his biggest task.
Gotta smile -- we're lovin the ride!