The Sahara dust that the wind carries with storms over the ocean limits visibility and creates hazy days, but also spectacular sunsets and sunrises
Here in Rincón we are now in the midst of the transition to “season.” Season, as people here call it, is the tourist season. Surf’s up and it’s cold up north, so many North Americans and others come to Rincón and Puerto Rico in general during the winter.
But right now, early October, we are in the transition. A few people are trickling in, but overall the roads are still nice and unclogged, the beaches are empty and the days are slow and lazy. Britton and I have acclimated to the temperature (by NOT using air conditioning and losing some weight) and need little more than a fan and a nice cold beverage to stay comfortable.
At a beach near 3 Hermanos
It’s just as beautiful as ever. Because we really have nothing to gain by the season we have never really cared one way or another, but this year we are looking forward to it a little more because our band has been practicing all summer for it and also because our cabin should be finished soon and we can rent out our little cabana that we’ve been living in.
Britton and Chris installing the interior doors and also finishing up the bathroom
Our little cabana will be available for rent soon! contact us if interested!
Practicing on the keys at a jam
Checking out some costuming ideas too! Halloween is the official start of season and a lot of fun in Rincón! How do you like this look?
Or how about this one in a pink wig?
When we’re not working on the cabin or jamming with the band, we’ve been enjoying our days just as always.
And there’s still always some new and weird thing to see! Yes, this car has horns! Literal horns.
Palm silhouettes in a fiery sunset
Our beautiful friend Isabella at DAR’s weekly horse class near Sandy Beach
Jangueando con amigos Walter y Pedro
Enjoying a girls’ night out at Villa Cofresí (I swear I’m not that tan!)
Just playing around with some cute kiddos at the Lazy Parrot!
Sunday morning brunch at our house with our friends the VanEes
A clear tropical day at our finca
It’s a time of preparation and also relaxation. Enjoying the calm before the storm. When the tourists and part-timers (seasonal people) come everything becomes more electric and exciting, the humidity drops a bit and the days become crystalline, but it also means that the stores run out of certain things, prices tend to get a little crazy, the roads are more dangerous and people can unwittingly (or wittingly) be a little annoying and arrogant. Still, I happily accept this seasonal change over the snow, wind, gloomy dark and cold any day though.
Fireball into the sea