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Puerto Rico Day 7: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat

I convinced Alex to go on a fishing trip today. He'd only ever been fishing once on our Arkansas trip and that was lake fishing for bass which is much different from ocean fishing. I regaled him with stories of how much fun it is and how cool it would be to catch a mahi or something and cook it for dinner. So he agreed and I booked with a guide for a half day of fishing beginning at 8a from Esperanza. We drove over to the seafront (there is no actual marina) and met our captain. The boat was....small...with no shade....at all. It didn't bode well but we set out anyway.





The small boat was rough and I stupidly forgot to even bring Bonine much less make Alex take some. He insisted he didn't get seasick but quite honestly, he didn't have the experience to know. The constant swaying, direct sunlight, and drinks the night before were not a good combination. He wasn't feeling well so we decided to stay closer in to shore in hopes that it would help.


It didn't. After a couple hours of this misery and only one small bite on the hook, we decided to just call it and get back to shore. Alex was a good sport and posed for a pic first though.

Lesson learned. Next time....Bonine and a bigger boat with shade.

We went straight back to the house so Alex could lie down and recover. I went to the grocery store to get him some chicken soup. I followed a man on his horse to get there. I felt like I was back in Bandera.

While Alex ate his soup and relaxed on the couch, I took a relaxing dip in the pool.


Later that evening, Alex was feeling a little better so we drove back over to Esperanza for some dinner. The island horses loved this stretch of road which made it a pretty dangerous drive after dark. We were told to make sure NOT to hit the horses. Aside from the obvious terrible result of killing a horse or tearing up the rental car, these horses are actually owned by people and they don't take kindly to them getting run over. We were super careful.

Chickens and roosters were everywhere, too, including by our bedroom window each morning!

We stopped at one of the touristy restaurants on the seafront that mostly serves fried seafood and had a small dinner. Alex was still not feeling great and I wanted him to get some rest so we didn't stay long. Walking back to the car, we took a stroll along the waterfront and enjoyed the peace and calm of the water at night.


Posted by zihuatcat 23:38 Archived in Puerto Rico Tagged puerto rico alex vieques

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