Sunday, November 30, 2008

Rincon Puerto Rico

Harvest Moon Party

Saturday we went to the Harvest Moon Festival. Mario Jose donated the restaurant space and arranged the pig roast and extra help. The restaurant is right on the beach. Our table was almost in the sand. You could hear the surf washing ashore.
The roast pork smelled wonderful, but we opted for the vegetarian menu. It was the first time I'd been there. There are a couple of decks on the sand and they do weekly yoga.
It was a nice crowd, more than 120 visitors. We had a great time. There were many baked goodies for sale. I try keeping away from them, but my son bought brownies. Ouch- too many calories.
Visit the ARF website:
Rincon PR ARF

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Harvest Moon Dinner-Fundraiser for ARF

We work with the Animal Rescue Foundation in Rincon, and Saturday is the Harvest Moon Dinner. It's a great place to meet other animal lovers. Contact ARF directly at 787-823-7167 or email

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Rincon Puerto Rico | Saving Tres Palmas Marine Reserve

On Friday the 21st of November, the premiere of the film "Salva Tres Palmas" (Saving Tres Palmas) was shown to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the World Surfing Championship in Rincon. Surfrider organizers were hoping to get at least 200 persons, but over 300 showed up. There was standing room only.
This is a wonderful film and documents a community's effort to save an Elkhorn coral reef Forrest, threatened by trash and irresponsible construction. This film serves as a model for any community fighting to preserve their environment.
As a treat, the band scoring the film also performed. "Mijo de la Palma" is a fusion of traditional Puerto Rico rhythms, flamenco and blues. As of this posting I still can't find where I can get a copy of the video and a cd from the band.
Visit Tres Palmas Coral Project Blog. Volunteers are always needed.

Leon Richter

María José Calderón-Director (right)

Anita Quintana, director of Art, Tourism and Culture of Rincon and her volunteers.

Mijo de La Palma- the music was great!

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.
For more information: or visit the local chaper website:
Rincon PR Surfrider

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Puerto Rico Vacation Rentals


We get interesting visitors at the villa, and this past week we had a group of 8 gentlemen who had not visited Puerto Rico, since 1970.  They were having a college reunion.   These are professional guys, some retired, some still working, but all with the party of youth inside.
Cases and cases of empty bottles were piled against the wall.  At one point I heard them yodeling, and splashing in the water.
This is their note:
Villa Orleans Review
Greg told me, he was arrested the first day in Rincon.  He came to surf. He was in college, and on his first day he saw a yola (a large wooden row boat) and since it was on the beach, with oars, he thought it was public, so he took it for a spin, and this disturbed two angry fishermen, who called the police.

They were surprised at how much Rincon had grown.  They camped out on the beach in 1970. I don't think beach camping is allowed today.   I know we'll see them again, but this time with their families.

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Puerto Rico

Marine Reserve Clean Up

In Rincon PR we went out to take garbage from the waters at Tres Palmas Marine Reserve. My son and I volunteer for Surfrider. Captain Pauco took us out. Wess already had the coordinates of tires and other debris.
A cold front was scheduled to come through, so we were concerned. Already we could see breaking waves at Maria's Beach. The waters beneath us was still clear.
We tow boarded for a while, that is being pulled by the boat to scout our for more underwater trash. This allows you to search large areas.
Afterwards we went to specific areas to pull trash.
Toward mid day we found one particular area where I saw way over hundreds of beer cans and plastic. The water was about 20 ft deep, too deep to snorkel. Wess said, 6 divers with two tanks a piece couldn't dent the amount of trash in this trench. Wess and Kate brought up enough cans to fill a very large garbage bag. The water was too cloudy for good pictures.

Tres Palmas Marine Reserve Project
ContactWess Merten at 401-258-4627 or for more information on helping out in this coral reef restoration and marine debris removal effort.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Rincon Beach Wedding

Roberto married Christina, our wedding at Villa Orleans. Our friends helped out big time. Lisa from Tres Sirenas did H'orderves. Yari from Taino Divers did music. Todd from the Lemon Tree married Roberto and Christina. It's nice having a boat captain as a friend. Nichol catered the wedding, and the food was most excellent.
Villa Orleans is now doing weddings, check out our Rincon PR Beach weddings page.

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

3 Dogs Need Homes

Rincon Puerto Rico

Here are the pictures of the three dogs that were once owned by Joe Bolduc, an avid animal rescuer who died of cancer before he could find these dogs a home.
Little Mama was so named because she willing fed and nutured a litter of kittens after the death of her own litter. She is 3 years old and timid.
Snowflakes is an lady (7 years, vaccinated and spayed) and Shortie is an alpha dog.

ARF (Animal Rescue Foundation) of Rincon, Inc. is a non-profit organization with 11 years of dedication to improving the quality of life of the animals and serving the community of Rincon.
Visit the ARF Website: Rincon PRARF
ARF directly at 787-823-7167
check out their blog! ARF Blog

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