We arranged to have two nights in Old San Juan before boarding the ship on Sunday afternoon.
Our flight from Vancouver on Friday would be a long day and we decided that we wanted to feel rested and unrushed for the proper beginning of our vacation.
(Our cruise was one week. . .Sunday afternoon until Sunday morning.)
We also arranged for five additional nights on a beach in San Juan before heading home.
We were glad we planned this. .
it made our vacation seem longer with essentially three parts.
As I look at my photos again. .
it is easy to remember what I loved.
Asparagus ferns and other tropical plants grow at home. .
in the house and preferably with moist misted air to keep their tropicalness at their best.
After our tour of the fort we continued our walk through the cobblestones streets and eventually came to the St. Germain Bistro.
Before even poking my head inside I knew I wanted to eat there.
The lunch crowd had arrived just before us and so we happily rested on the benches provided outside.
I admit I was a bit parched and feeling the ultra moist warm air . .
I was glad I had the good sense to pull my hair up in the morning for our walk about.
I can't remember what I had to eat. .
it was delicious and if you ever go to Old San Juan. .
check out the link and walk up the hill for a flavorful experience.
and then guess what?
we walked more cobble streets.
I just so enjoyed them.
I tend to walk ahead . . .
thereby keeping the walk about in motion.
We walked up the hill again to see another section of the walled area that surrounds Old San Juan.
Between the two forts there is a beautiful Cemetery against the ocean cliffs.
In the center of the Cemetery was this neoclassical chapel.
The color against the ocean was stunning. . and I regret that my photos really did not do it justice.
Imagine the pounding of the surf. .
From our hotel. .
we watched across to the pier. .
wondering which ship we would be boarding the next day.
all for now. .