Leg #18 San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 8 December 2014

December 10, 2014

The nicer part of Puerto Rico we saw on a small trip to the old Spanish Fort Del Morro, attacked in turn by English and Dutch war ships. The Fort was a good defence since all ships came to that position by the prevailing trade winds. All flags on the Fort Del Morro were half-pole commemorating the Pearl Harbour attack on 7 December 1941.

That part of the city showed only signs of an old Spanish City and did not look American at all.

The next morning we said good-bye to this part of the USA by taking coffee and breakfast at Starbucks.

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sunrise in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Not a single problem at the FBO with customs, like they faded away. After we waited on the taxi way for two American Airlines departures, we were free to depart ourselves.

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no 3 in line for departure

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leaving TJSJ on heading 330° at 5000 ft

We had no competing a/c for our landing at Punta Cana. Just a custom check and we could proceed to a more than beautiful Hotel, with a swimming pool, a white beach and all luxury one can imagine.

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our Beach Hotel WESTIN

In absence of our dancing photo’s with the Colombian Teacher France I will continue this small story only tomorrow.

Post by Harry Heijst | December 10, 2014 |


  1. Tja…757…einige von meinen Kollegen würden da gleich wieder ins Träumen kommen…aber zum fliegen muss sie sein wie ein Traktor! Ihr habt mit dem PC-12 sicher die bequemere und spannendere Variante 🙂

    by Michèle | 10 Dec 2014 | 18:13
  2. Dag Harry , Wat is het toch leuk om al je verhalen te horen en foto’s te kunnen zien.
    Nog veel plezier. Heel veel groeten ook aan Sophie .
    Je moeder en Claar

    by Je moeder | 10 Dec 2014 | 20:11
  3. ….Dear Three, ik ben het geheel met moeder eens en dus ook met Claar.
    Als ik het mij wel herinner dan kreeg ik de vorige roundtheworldtrip iedere dag in mijn mail een bericht van Pilatypus, klopt dat?
    nu moet ik de Pilatypus site openen….No problem for sure.
    Sophie, combien de livres tu as terminé pendant ce voyage???
    safe flight and a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year!!! m

    by michiel | 11 Dec 2014 | 11:58