Thursday, May 2, 2013

El Morro

So we are officially residents of Old San Juan. We are settled into our new apartment and are quickly learning the neighborhood and meeting lots of our neighbors  There are so many beautiful things about the old city. The architecture, blue cobblestone streets, fountains and sweeping vista points overlooking the ocean. But the most stunning of all for me has to be El Morro. El Morro is a 16th century citadel designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay and defend the Spanish colonial port city of San Juan from seaborne enemies. Luckily for us the days of seaborne enemies are over and now El Morro serves as a national park. It is only about 4 blocks from our new apartment and I can say with confidence that it has to be one the most epic dog parks around! Like almost everywhere in Puerto Rico it is dog friendly and I can only imagine how much it blow Zorra's little mind when we go on our long walks all around the grounds. Hell, it blows my mind! The grounds are said to take up 70 acres. More than half of that consists of a giant open grass field that approaches the fort. To put that in perspective, a football field is just over 1 acre. Yesterday we went on a nice long family walk together through the grounds and around a path that follows the water and leads you back into town. I brought the GoPro with me. Here are some shots that capture just some of the epic beauty of this national treasure. For more info about the history of El Morro click here.

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