Another rainy day in Culebra, so Maria and i decided to take a trip over to the mainland, Fajardo, as we heard rumors of a West Marine and Walmart. the only way to get there is by ferry, with very convenient times of 6:30am, 1pm and 5pm. As we refuse to get up anytime before 8:00 if we don’t have to, we opted for the 1pm ferry. Off we went…loaded up our digny, get to the town of Dewy, walk to the ferry terminal, get tickets, wait in the rain until it is time to load up. We knew we were in for a rough ride, as the 150 person ferry was already rocking and rolling just tied up to the loading dock. We boogied up to the upper deck of the ferry so that we could get some seats under cover but still have the outside view and fresh breeze…no way did we want to be down below with the diesel fumes and puking passengers!
The one hour ride there wasn’t so bad as we had about 5 foot following seas. Once on the other side, we got in a publico, a van which stacks as many people as possible and then drops them off at different locations. We made it to West Marine with no incident, and let me tell you, what a West Marine it was! I think they stocked the entire catalog in this store! So, we loaded up our two back packs and also picked up a new grill as ours finally rusted through. At this point, it is pouring rain outside, and we had to walk about 15 minutes, across a highway that is equivalent to the FL Turnpike, with our backpacks and this fairly large grill box. Do you remember the video game Frogger? Well, it was pretty much like that. A little ways into our walk, we spied the great American beacon…the golden arches. Yummm…greasy cheeseburgers! After we got our fix, we kept on trucking until we got to Wallyworld, looking like two drowned rats.