Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Still waters

Still waters, but flowing....calm would have been a better description. This gentle pond can be found off the Sierra Palm trail. If you enjoy a secluded pool that is not crowded like the Mina Falls or other natural pools in El Yunque, then this is the one for you. It may mean taking a slightly broken path, but if you bring a towel and bathing suit, you are all set. I didn't have a towel and didn't get to dry off my feet or shoes and almost slipped off the path. Fortunately, I was able to regain my balance and not fall. If you have the health to maneuver this path, it is worth the trek, believe me. The beauty, cool water, natural sounds, including coquis, birds, and babbling brook make this pool spectacular in its own refreshing quiet way.

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Anonymous said...

How exciting that you found this wonderful oasis!
It must have been heaven!! with 115 heat index here, I am well imagining the delight of its cool waters. You know I would love to be there with you!

Elba said...

Oh, no 115 heat index! Jump into an ice cold shower and you will get the same effect. Believe me, well sans the babbling brook, the slippery rocks, and the lush forest. You do have Folly Beach. Hey, I saw there is a river just down from you house. Have you checked that out?

Did I tell you I saw the Angel Oak, on my way out from your house? It was enormous!

Any way, keep cool. There will be other times, Lord willing.