Yes – I wrote damn.
Me – the person who refers to stupid and shut up as the S-words.
If you know me in real life, you know that foul language almost never come out of my mouth. Maybe if I dropped a pot of boiling water on my bare foot. Or crashed the car. Or missed a plane.
So, yes - no DAMN whales means I am pretty fed up. I want to see one of these majestic creatures beyond the confines of Sea World.
You see I have taken my husband on a number of Whale watching trips, or as he calls them boat rides.
We have gone off of Montauk, NY in the summer – NO WHALES.
Dominica in the Caribbean – NO WHALES.
And just last weekend we went sailing off of Rincon, PR. NOT ONE WHALE.
We had a long weekend for President’s Day and I really wanted to head to the west of the island. I needed to get away from the noise and the crowds of the city. I wanted to watch the sunset, eat a wonderful meal on the beach and spend a day sailing while the Humpbacks breached beside our boat.
Well, the sunset was rained out. The concept of Gluten was completely lost on our waitress. And I clearly failed to book the whales when I reserved our spots on the sail and snorkel trip.
Sounds like a waste of time and $$$.
But, then I scanned through all my photos and realized that even though none of my plans were realized, there were still a lot of smiles.
SURF LESSONS - Jobo’s Beach, PR. Thank you Aquatica for another great instructor! www.aquaticadive-surf.com
RAINY SUNSET. Not everyone minded the weather. Love their soggy smiles.
DINNER. Eclipse restaurant at the Villa Montana.
I adore this location. The setting. The casual elegance. Even though my meal was disappointing on the Gluten Front, all the meals that were eaten were divine. (We all got to try a bit of Kangaroo!) I will still go back. I will drink a glass of wine, enjoy the atmosphere and order this appetizer as my meal: fresh plantain chips and the most amazing hummus I have ever tasted. I couldn’t even get a photo in before the little hands were all over it!
SAILING. We spent the day with Katerina Charters.
This is a laid back, very casual operation in Rincon, PR. That is why we loved it. This 18 passenger sailboat had a fun and informative crew. We lucked out with great mates for the day. The reefs were gorgeous. Just, (sigh) NO WHALES.