San Juan – Here We Come Again

We’re so proud of ourselves. Not to be cocky or anything, but we made it to Old San Juan without anyone getting injured and without seriously damaging the boat. That’s a big deal for us. We’ve been extra cautious, checking the weather, checking paper charts against the Raymarine charts and the Navionics charts, and always talking about what we’re going to do before we do it.

It was so cool following a cruise ship into the harbor as we motored past the Castillo San Felipe del Morro fort. We made it to the San Juan Bay Marina. We’ve never really had to fight a current in a marina before while docking.

Unfortunately, we learned how to do it the hard way. Now we’re forced to stay here for an extra night while Sammy, the fiberglass guy finishes patching up the 12″ gouge we put in the port hull. Live and learn.

It’s actually funny – the last time we had time to kill in Old San Juan was because our flight home was cancelled. We had an entire day before the next one, so we found a restaurant with great arros con camarones and the best sangria ever. We drank an entire pitcher! Stumbling through the old city afterward trying to find a cab to get back to the airport was an adventure in itself. Now, we’re here until tomorrow or the next day. Looks like we’re headed back to the restaurant!

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November 2019