So after the Lake Superior sailing adventure so recently concluded, my guess is you thought you had a break from the musings of Wild William…. NOT SO FAST as Mr. Corso would say!
That’s right, starting tomorrow, I’m off to the land of rum, one of the original homes of it, yes Puerto Rico.
I will be traveling with the Tenkel family on this trip, for at least part of the time.
So in typical Wild William fashion, it is now 9:15pm and my flight leaves in under 12 hours. I’ve just finished packing SCUBA regulator, fins, mask, snorkel and the array of camera gear that gave me so much fun walking though the border crossing from Jordan into Egypt.. and again into Saudi Arabia.. and again into Seattle.. you get the picture. It just seems airport security has ZERO knowledge of what scuba gear looks like, what underwater photography gear looks like and well.. I guess maybe I just look a little shifty 😉
Fortunately this time around, I really only have to make it through TSA on the way to Puerto Rico in Detroit because, well, Puerto Rico is a US Territory so I don’t have to go through customs which always seemed to be where the issues were. But then I’ll have to do the return trip from Puerto Rico to Detroit and make it through TSA in San Juan. I’m offering 3:1 odds I end up stripping my bag clean and spending 30 minutes at security repacking again… any takers… Spanky? Can we say microbetting platform?
So the plan is a LITTLE more solid than usual in that I believe I have lodging everywhere except my last two nights.. that shouldn’t be too hard.
Now ferry tickets between the islands is a challenge.. But first lets talk itinerary:
So I’m now finding that .. well .. as usual, I didn’t listen to the advice of so many and did not buy my ferry tickets early. So as usual there is already some improvisation going on. My times for getting to my 2nd destination of Culebra are all whacked out… the ferry station also happens to be nowhere near the airport where I arranged to drop my rental car off. So we’re off to a good start.
Now to give you an idea of my packing prowess, yes, I AM proud of it, here is a before and after pic of everything that has gone into my one backpack.
More to come my friends…. Buenos Noches