One of my favorite things about living down here in Puerto Rico is the Caribbean Sea… There are few places on Earth that I think are as beautiful. That says a lot considering that I grew up in South Florida with the beautiful waters of the Florida Keys as my playground.
We are on the southwest side of Puerto Rico in Parguera. The water surrounding the mangroves is unlike what I am used to seeing in South Florida. In Florida, the mangroves are predominately in estuaries and backwater areas where the water is a little more murky, but here in Parguera, the Caribbean Sea washes around the islands that speckle the southwest side of PR and keep the water warm and crystal clear.
We walked through the mangrove tunnels, pulling Aiden along with us.
Tavis and I put masks on and took turns snorkeling through the mangrove trails. I wish we had an underwater camera with us to capture all the reef fish that live in the maze of roots.
We spent a wile sipping on some cool drinks and wandering through the little islands of mangroves.
When we got tire of that we grilled up some burgers and dogs. (I wish we had been as prepared as the folks in the background of the above picture. They brought plastic moulded patio tables and chairs and their umbrellas. We took note for next time.)
On this trip (January 2014) Aiden had just started walking so is was fun to watch him try to figure out why the ground was moving.
Aiden has the best seat in the house… when he was tired of crawling and attempting to walk, we pulled out the swing.
I will leave you with this last picture, one of my favorites.