Tag Archives: Vieques

Choreography and Carpet Burns–A Creative Collaboration with Doris Brazil

Following the Crone’s invitation, it sounds like it wouldn’t take too much to persuade Doris Brazil to don her nose clip and swim cap. The correspondence continues: Oh Blabs, Blabs, Blabs… fifty years ago I would have jumped at the … Continue reading

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Where chickens fly first class–and anyone can find a mule

So farewell then Vista Dos Mares, our home for the last week. There are 10 of us on the plane to San Juan. One pilot, 8 passengers, and a chicken. After the 30 minute flight to the mainline, we arrive … Continue reading

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The Case of the Sculpted Orange

The Crone spotted these pre-peeled oranges in a Vieques supermercado and couldn’t quite fathom their purpose. She bought them anyway. With the pith, they wouldn’t be ready to pop into a fruit salad or cocktail, but without it, the Crone … Continue reading

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In Praise of Arapes

“All superior cultures have fried bread” So opined the Crone’s traveling companion, a noted food critic, over breakfast more than once this week. On each occasion the Crone has beamed with pride. Tom was talking about Puerto Rican arapes—and the Crone was … Continue reading

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No Fairy Basslet

The people who package the beach gear sold on Vieques had a brilliant idea: provide a waterproof laminated card with pictures of all the tropical fish of the region along with every mask and snorkel sold. Now, this may the … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Tostones

The Crone is resolved to launch a mystery franchise set in Vieques. The place is perfect for it, for there are lots of winding roads for car chases, a small airport and ferry port to allow criminals in and out, … Continue reading

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Two Pelicans, ready for their close-up

Admittedly, there is little about this video that is causing any hours of lost sleep at the BBC’s Natural History Unit. But watch it and tell me if these two Pelicans aren’t the hammiest performers you’ve seen for a while.

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Did I mention the infinity pool?

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Synchronized Swimming with Doris Brazil

The Crone is tempted to write to Doris Brazil to see if she and Flo are any good in the water. The reason? The Crone went swimming this evening under the stars, splashing about in the bioluminescent bay for which … Continue reading

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Private Dancer in Puerto Rico

It is not clear whether Al Qaeda has yet to hear of Puerto Rico or the other way around,but it makes for very relaxed air travel. Yesterday, the Crone travelled to Vieques via airlink from San Juan. Here they have no truck … Continue reading

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