Monday, April 11, 2011

A Colorful Welcome to Puerto Rico

Don’t you just love a rainbow?  Of course, they are by definition accompanied by rain, but we welcomed rain to wash all the salt off of the deck from our crossing to Puerto Rico.  After all the hassles of officialdom in the Dominican Republic (having to check in and out of every port), it was a delight to check into Puerto Rico in five minutes using the Local Boater Option.  This program (available in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands so far) allows you to check in over the phone.  This is the second time we’ve used it, and we love it.  We originally signed up for the program at a Seven Seas Cruising Association gam in Charlotte Harbor, Florida.  Small world again; the customs agent signing us up went to my high school, though a couple of years ahead of me!  He’s a very nice guy, and has been a great source of customs-related information.   Anyway, this rainbow extended across the entire entrance to the harbor at Boquerón.  Below is a picture of one of our neighbors there in the quiet anchorage just before dawn.

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