Thursday, February 26, 2015

Another P-Day . . .

Monday February 23, 2015

Wade always tells me that we can do what ever I want on our p-day . . . . so we went to  the beach.  But first we ha to make a top at Walmart to  find a swim suit for Wade.  then it was off to Punta Salinas in Toa Baja.  Missy Burton had recommended it. It was only about 20-30 minutes from where we live.  Mileage wise much closer . . . traffic can be a real headache here.
Entrance to the road to the beach
Entrance at the beach itself

All of the beaches in Puerto Rico are public beaches.  We did pay to park here.  It would have been a bout a mile or so to walk from the street if we could have found parking.  It was beautiful as drove down the road to the beach.  Looking across the bay you could see Old San Juan.
Old San Juan across the bay
The beach was beautiful.  There are palm trees close to the parking area with picnic tables under them, a couple of bowerys and restrooms (which are a ways from the beach) and outdoor showers to get the sand and salt water off.   
Beautiful day at the beach
You can barely see a bout in the upper left part of the picture.
Wade found his place in the shade . . .you can also see the parking area behind him.
At least he has a swimsuit now!
I enjoyed meeting a couple of ladies and we "bobbed" in the water while chatting.  One is from St. Louis visiting family here.  Her cousin, who lives here, was with her.  She told me that most of the Puerto Ricans go to the beach in the months that don't have an 'R' in them . . . May, June, July and August.  She said that the rest of the time the ocean is cleaning itself, thus all the debris on the sand.  I had never heard of this before, but the water wasn't as clear as when we were at Doroda a few weeks ago.  There were rocks there that gave a barrier against the higher waves.
Looking towards Dorodo in the distance
It was a beautiful day!  We stopped and got pizza on the way home.  I worked some on the paperwork from the weekend so I could get that finished up quickly on Tuesday  . . . the stuff I could do without internet! So glad we can have some down time but keep up with the work as well!!

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