Les, at A Tidewater Garden, has a yearly competition called the Winter Walk-Off. The idea is, "on your own two feet, leave the house and share what can be seen within walking (or biking) distance of your home." I was on vacation last week on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. I will follow up with my daily walk from my house to my office in Peterborough, NH. We will start at the house we rented.
The view of the ocean from across the street of our rental.
Further along the road.
It is not uncommon to find foundations of abandoned homes
Casa La Lanchita Guest House
Another abandoned home
This is an inviting peek into a small beach....
A nearby street
Vieques has many feral horses, which roam free over parts of the island. They are descendants of stock originally brought to the island by European colonizers. This one has been tamed for riding.
We happened to come upon a "Parade to End Violence" on the Island in the downtown section of Isabel Segunda, the largest town of Vieques, named after Queen Isabel II of Spain.
I loved the huge tree near the town center
This small and elegant villa has a central view through the house to the ocean
The fish market in town
This plant appears to be in the milkweed family
A banana tree between two houses
The humongous leaves of the Breadfruit tree, Artocarpus altilis
The last hill to the house