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    Default Getting Out & About...

    These observations are directed to those who live here or visit for extended periods -

    Living in Cabrera, one can feel a bit restricted...socially, gastronomically, you name it.
    The need to roam/wander strikes at times.

    Typically, for day trips (not including Sto Dom) we venture to Sosua/Cabarete for the obvious... Playero, CMC for health POP airport
    It too becomes a bit boring

    Once in a while - today for example - we strike out in the other direction... Las Terranas and the Samana Peninsula

    Like another world.... we hadn't done it since last March/April

    French pastry, restaurant selections, Europeans and their 'Je ne sais quoi' (if you like that)

    I will be returning there more often
    Lunch was superb (La Terasse) but there were many other options...

    The shoreline little places are relocated to the land side of the road... but still exist
    Not too busy this time of year...

    Not that cheap...
    Plates from 350 to 650 pesos depending
    We grazed on plate after plate of appetizers...

    3 people .....
    Salad, 3 appetizers... with a bottle and 2 glasses of wine and a Leyenda was $100US
    With the quality - a relative bargain

    And sooo many choices

    I make the mistake of staying too close to home sometimes
    Today was an effort to occupy my easily bored wife before her imminent departure - Friday
    Success on that front !!

    My point ??
    Get out and explore a bit...
    there are places to visit within an hour of wherever you may be

    There are other cultural experiences to be had.

    Soak it up !!

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    So, Willy my idea of getting out and about is going to Cabrera.

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    Be careful....

    You're walking on the wild side here.....

    hahaha

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    How about a trip over the mountains to Salcedo on the road from Gaspar Hernandez,,quick stop at the pool in the mountain if its open for some cold beers and maybe take a dip in that cold mountain water, then onto the town of Salcedo to See the mirabal museum, Then maybe a drive out to San francisco marcoris and up the road to pimentel and onto Nagua and back home. Nice day trip. See some mountains, farmland museum etc...

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    I have heard often about that road but never done the trip...

    It was talked about a lot here when the Moca road was washed out

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    WW have you been to the Cave that you can swim in? I forget the name, but as I remember east of Cabrera, not too far from you. Also Blue Lak, which I might be confusing with the caves name. But it is a large lake. Also east.

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    One is Lake Dudu and the other is Lago Azul

    I forget which one BatMan swung on a rope and flew into.... it was on the news.

    One is free , the other has a fee... forget which

    No, never been to either

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKY View Post
    WW have you been to the Cave that you can swim in? I forget the name, but as I remember east of Cabrera, not too far from you. Also Blue Lak, which I might be confusing with the caves name. But it is a large lake. Also east.
    Laguna Gri Gri in Rio San Juan?

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    that's a lagoon... not a cave type thing

    it's a small inland safe harbor in RSJ.... filled with docking space and leads out thru a mangrove channel to the ocean

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctrob View Post
    Laguna Gri Gri in Rio San Juan?
    No, it is not. I have been to both. I think WW's last post has it right.

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