Feb 24, 2016

First time we drive our car off the Isla since the hurricane last November

Now that our company was gone we really needed to get some fuel in the tank of our car.  We usually manage with just the one tank but we have had extra company this winter and many back and forth trips around the Isla and to and from the embarcadero.  With less than an 1/8 of a tank it was time to head off the Isla last Friday morning.

The road is in great shape.  All but 3KM have been paved.  I remember just a few years back that it took us 4 hours to do the 8 miles mostlu due to overgrown vegetation and our RV could not get thru.

The road is in great shape. All but 3KM has been paved. I remember just a few years back that it took us 4 hours to do the 8 miles mostly due to overgrown vegetation and our RV could not get thru.  It took just under 20 minutes last Friday.

Here is the beginning of the original road.  It is actually in great shape due to constant grading.

Here is the beginning of the original road. It is actually in great condition due to constant grading.

At least 1 to 1.5 KM of that road is being prepared for paving.  That is expected to happen within the next two weeks.

At least 1 to 1.5 KM of that road is being prepared for paving. That is expected to happen within the next two weeks.

Did you know that there was a nursery next to the gas station?  I certainly did :)

Did you know that there was a nursery next to the gas station? I certainly did 🙂

I think  I can find room in my garden for another five plants.

I think I can find room in my garden for another five plants.

My favorite purchase was a Crown of Thorns Plant aka a Christ Plant.

My favorite purchase was a Crown of Thorns Plant aka a Christ Plant.  Mine is a lighter pink color.  I had one a few years ago but the ocean came over the wall and that was that. So very happy to have found a nice replacement.

Notice the dust on the foliage on the non paved part of the road.

Notice the dust on the foliage on the non paved part of the road.

A huge visual surprise at the end of the paved road.

A huge visual surprise at the end of the paved road.  Isla de la Piedra is literally on the edge of the shipping channel.  It was a cruise ship day.

Back home it was time for our daily walk.  A bit later today as we had to wait for the tide to be out far enough to easily use the stroller for Carmeh.

Back home it was time for our daily walk. A bit later today as we had to wait for the tide to be out far enough to easily use the stroller for Carmeh who is coming along but not walking too far yet.  We call this vendor the hat guy.

This is the basket guy.

This is the basket guy.

The sleeping guy?

The sleeping guy?

This is actaully the banana boat driver just hanging and waiting fro some business.

This is actually the banana boat driver just hanging and waiting for some business.

A lovely sunset last Friday.

A lovely sunset last Friday.

This boat anchored in our bay for the night.

This boat anchored in our bay for the night.

The day ended in a blaze of color.

The day ended in a blaze of color.

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3 Responses to “First time we drive our car off the Isla since the hurricane last November”

  1. Steve says:

    Great photos as usual. I always feel warm when looking at your beach shots … it’s good especially since it is snowing right now.

  2. Nice that the road is better but the Isla will never be the same as we loved it. Progress is happening.

  3. Every time I see the hat guy here in San Miguel he shoves a hat towards me and says, “Wanna hat?” Makes me laugh… The road looks nice, but like George says, it will be the end of an era.

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