Trip Reports: Islands Trip Report Photos

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This is the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista. The Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in San Juan, and the second oldest cathedral in the western hemisphere. Construction of the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista began in 1521. The cathedral holds the tomb of the spanish explorer and settlement founder, Ponce de Leon, who, as legend has it, died searching for the fountain of youth in Florida.

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After our time near the coast we headed for the El Yunque Rainforest. This is the view from my room in the rainforest. It was a really amazing place. 

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Mt. Britton Tower. 

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The days I spent in El Yunque were amazing to say the least. Now it was time to leave Puerto Rico and hop on a plane to Tortola. 

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Me doing a little snorkeling off of a little island that I forget the name of.

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In the more "public" areas of El Yunque, there are paved trails that make hiking through the rainforest a breeze. This is a pretty typical look at the scenery of El Yunque.

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A religious shrine inside the main plaza of the fort. 

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This is a view from the top level of Castillo San Cristobal, looking past the slum neighborhood of La Perla and toward the second of the two large forts of Old San Juan, Fort San Felipe del Morro.

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The same crab doing a little excavation.

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The same boat traveling under a rain cloud.

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I liked this boat. Jealous of the guy up front.

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I love this guy.