Puerto Rico Day Four: A Short Stay On Gilligan’s Island.
I returned to my hotel after my morning walk and enjoyed a nice late breakfast. After eating I was soon on my next adventure. A boat ride to Gilligan’s Island. Yes, Gilligan’s Island.
The next boat left the pier at my resort at 1:30 p.m. It returned every half hour until 4:30 p.m. As I boarded the captain asked when I would return and I said on the last trip. He asked why I was going and I told him to explore and take photographs. He suggested I take the next trip back since there was not a lot to see.
The small island was surrounded by a number of small boats and one rather large police boat.
Once on shore I found it packed with local residents enjoying the few small beaches and shallow waters that surround the island. They were swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing or picnicking on the tiny sub-tropical island.
The island was beautiful but there really wasn’t much to do. It was covered in mangrove forests and it would be a perfect place to swim and snorkel. I did see some beautiful fish in the shallow waters.
However I had my camera and couldn’t go swimming and the large crowds of people did not make fort he ideal conditions to relax and reflect. The captain was right, I waited for the next boat back. While I waited I did get to watch and photograph the many terns flying near the shore, looking for a fish or some food from the picnickers.
After a brief boat tour of the area, I returned to the resort, saw this iguana near my room, and was soon off to the Guanica dry forest ranger station. Here is a link to some more photographs from my visit to Gilligan’s Island. Puerto Rico Day Four Gilligan’s Island February 11 2018.