Seeking the Sunset

The fort, from a distane

The fort, from a distane

Upon arriving in San Juan for another beautiful, albeit cloudy, evening, my friends and I walked to Castillo San Felipe del Morro, a large fort built to defend San Juan’s harbor. It was built by Spain over a span of 250 years, and helped Spain defend the harbor for nearly 400 years.

Design details

Design details

Visiting hours end at 6pm, so we were unable to go inside. We did, however, explore the outside. The views from the fort were incredible, and the exterior itself was rather impressive. There is a large field in front of the fort, where kids were flying kites and playing. We found a wall to sit on and watch the sunset. Even though it was cloudy, it was a beautiful sunset. Since we are rarely on land when the sun goes down, it is always something special to see!

View from the fort

View from the fort

After sunset, we started walking back towards the port in search of food. We ended up stopping at Barrachina again, planning to get pina coladas to go if there was a long wait. Luckily, they were able to seat us in just 20 minutes!   We ordered those pina coladas while we waited, and stopped by another table to chat with some friends.

It's me!

It’s me!

Once we were seated, I ordered steak fajitas. All of the entrees looked great, but mine was just what I needed! I rarely eat red meat when I’m on the ship, so my body was grateful for the steak.

A closer view of the fort

A closer view of the fort

Two of the girls were using the wifi to talk with their long-distance boyfriends, so we sat at the restaurant for a while after we finished eating. About an hour before all-aboard, we headed towards the ship. We split into two smaller groups; one went for fro-yo, and the other went to Cold Stone. Since I don’t eat dairy, I just walked with the Cold Stone crew, then returned to the ship.

My girls

My girls

I took my phone to the crew bar and enjoyed the last few minutes of cell service as we sailed away. It was a nice way to end another lovely night in San Juan.

Brilliant sunset

Brilliant sunset

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s