Our Tropical Journal

Bienvenidos. Here's our place to share finca and island news, memories from guests, as well as ideas, recipes, and assorted ramblings from the hammock...

Accidental Farming on Vieques

Right now is one of those magic, peaceful moments when things are wondrously quiet. All houses, cabanas, casitas and the whole guest house, are full, but still sleeping — despite the roosters from the farm access the valley, who seem intent on waking the world. Rustling palms muffle the crowing I guess… Drinking my coffee,… Read more »

Launching the site

Muchas gracias! How many folks helped build this new website and for how long? Three years, more maybe? The fits and starts, crazy mishaps and what not, would bore and confound us all. Argh. What’s important is — its here! Finally — a site worthy of our beloved finca! So…sigh… Muchas, muchas gracias to the… Read more »

Careful What You Wish For…

There’s a goat leg in the front yard,             a tiny frog who lives in my shower,                       a bong on the front desk,                                  and some guest’s underwear soaking in the sink This blog is going to be about la finca caribe, three acres, and a cluster of cabins in the… Read more »

Yep, a lot can happen to a gal in 17 years…

…or a family, or a small, Caribbean island. When we first got to Vieques in 1996, it wasn’t included on most maps of the Caribbean. I called it “almost undiscovered,” and all of us were “young,” (in varying relative terms). You could wear cut offs and flip-flops anywhere on the island; clean if you were… Read more »

Puerto Rico

I had been to San Juan once before, for a two-hour layover. But sometimes that’s all you need; like falling for the cute guy in the truck next to you at the red light. Just a brief smile is enough, and you drive away certain its l-o-v-e. How will you ever find him again? Puerto… Read more »