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Puerto Rico Kitespot: Las Mareas

Puert Rico Kitespot Las Mareas

Sunburned faces, shedding noses, burning muscles, a solid sand-sunscreen mixture in every wrinkle, scratches and bruises well-distributed over the body… we are ready for the next kite day in Puerto Rico. Yesterday’s spot was a surprise. Only 16 minutes from Punta Pozuelo is the ocean kitespot Las Mareas. Take the PR-710 south till you reach…

Puerto Rico Kitespot: Punta Pozuelo

Puerto Rico Kitespot ~ Punta Pozuelo

Life could go on forever like this: waking up in the morning at cock-crow, watching a warm shower go down on the tropical plants before sunrise, driving to the kitespot at breakfast time and kite, kite, kite all day long at sunny 82°F, only observed by palm trees and pelicans. Looking for a beginners kite…

Puerto Rico Kitespot: Punta Guilarte

Enough with 40-50 °F, cloudy and rainy weather! We are off to Puerto Rico, seeking the sun and searching the best kitespot for beginners: steady, slightly on-shore wind without big waves, a sufficiently large beach for launching and not too many bathing people. Today’s kite spot was Punta Guilarte: a shallow, wide bay with warm,…

Volunteering near and far, sometimes with mud

You can have many reasons to volunteer. Helping others can be very satisfying and you can connect super easy with new people while doing something fun and useful.  Studies even support that volunteering has positive health effects. But the best thing is you can jump into someone else’s job for a bit. I had a…