0 NM TRAVELED
DOCKED AT PONCE YACHT AND FISHING CLUB (PYFC)
O/A $1.63 FT. INCLUDING WATER AND POWER
SUNRISE: 6:54 AM
SUNSET: 6:28 PM
Upon recommendations, we walked to the nearby Cash and Carry warehouse type store and breakfasted with the workers in the tiny, adjacent café. Mighty fine! After giving the store a quick ‘once over’ and deciding to return with transportation, we walked back to the marina in time for our Enterprise Car delivery. The marina has worked out a deal with them for a much discounted rate, they cheerfully pick you up and you can just leave the car at the marina when you depart. Thank you Enterprise!
|FOR A GREAT BREAKFAST, JUST FOLLOW THE LABOR FORCE |
TO THEIR FAVORITE HAUNT
Dan was on a mission to secure four additional batteries to allow us to anchor longer without running the bloody generator. We wandered around the streets in the industrial area until we found a promising site. From here we were given vague directions to another place “near the Home Depot and Wal-Mart---over there”. Onward! Dan dropped me off at the Wal-Mart and continued his search. Bingo! Not only did he find a place to purchase the large golf cart type batteries but was give some valuable information regarding the proposed purchase. It was recommended that we NOT buy our four batteries from them but, instead, proceed to the Sam’s Club in Mayaguez back on the west coast of Puerto Rico.
As we headed west we passed places we had seen from our sea journey to Ponce. First there was the highly industrial Guayanilla with its tanks and stacks. What came next took my breath away. The hillside overlooking the pueblo of Yauco presented a kaleidoscope with bits of color everywhere. I discovered that Yauco is known as El Pueblo del Café (the coffee city) but nowhere can I find a history or explanation for the brilliantly painted slopes.
|THE COLORFUL HILLSIDE OVERLOOKING YAUCO|
Within about an hour we had not only made it back to Boquerón but further north to our destination in Mayaguez. They did, indeed, have four of the car type batteries that we sought. Even after joining Sam’s club we still saved over $100.00 on each one. Well worth the journey.
Back at the marina we discovered that our previously ordered treasures had arrived. First were the new towel clips that allow us to secure towels and thing to the metal railing for air-drying. The old ones were a rusted mess. And best of all, our new Wirie device had arrived. This should tremendously boost our capabilities for hooking into available Wi-Fi at marinas, something we really need. Dan did some of the mounting and will finish the installation tomorrow. Hurray!!!!
|THE NEW FISHY CLIPS READY TO ASSIST IN OUR DRYING NEEDS|