Roundabout lunchtime here in Puerto Rico (I won't rub your noses in it and tell you I'm sat by the pool) but we're not long back from a breathtaking morning of flying through the mountain forests on zip lines.
Zip lining or Canopy Tours
as they are called here and in Costa Rica was an exhalting experience, gliding on cables sat in harnessess a 100 feet up and flying through a jungle of palm trees and African tulips. We journeyed through about 10 platforms of differing heights, lengths and speeds and fine fun it was too, the only scary bit being the drive there and back from our hotel!
We're staying near the airport in a place called Carolina
, in the north east of the country and about 10 minutes from the beautiful and historic old town of Viejo San Juan. We spent yesterday afternoon and evening there strolling the blue cobblestone streets of the 500-year old colonial town with it's two forts proudly protecting a vibrantly colourful and historical oasis from the Atlantic Ocean.
It's been an auspicious start to our short holiday.