We meet the ship, Star Legend, in San Juan, flying in the night before departure and poking around San Juan for a day. The first views are very promising!
We're not in [cold] Manhattan any more!
For dinner, Jennifer and I sit in the bar as Laura trolls the neighborhood for possibilities (if you recall, this worked really well in Livorno, Italy). She finds La Cantina down the street from the hotel and we have a great meal to start our journey: fish tacos, grilled octopus, and seafood paella. And, as we get our entrees, a flamenco dancer! What a great local experience!
Fish tacos (mostly consumed) and grilled octopus
Holiday fair in Old (Viejo) San Juan
Capital, sculptures lining the street in front
We pass the fort and head into the narrow streets of Old San Juan.
Colorful streets of Old San Juan
Open spaces and holiday decorations
After an hour or two, we jigger-jagger back through the streets toward the harbor and our ship, passing a grand fountain, a park where everyone feeds the pigeons, and parts of the old San Juan city wall.
Parts of the Old San Juan city wall
And, outside the walls, close to the harbor, a Holiday market and great gardens.
Fantastic paths and gardens just outside the city walls
Our ship awaits us.