Author: michael sledjeski (---.129.33.107.Dial1Atlanta1.Level3.net)
Date: 02-16-07 22:09
Well I'll have to refine my rooster crowing comments with some more precise observations. Villa Boheme: 3rd-floor room, closed window on (less-traveled, but chicken-populated) road-end of room, open window other end of the room with fabulous view of the harbor & no roosters. Distance from bed to roosters: approximately 75 feet (through closed window).
Casa Ensenada: first-floor room, open window (the only one in the room) on rooster-populated alley and neighbor's dirtyard. Distance from bed to roosters: approximately 10 feet (through open window). Also, factor in echo-chamber acoustics of alley.
Conclusion: distant sound of roosters at Villa Boheme; virtual roosters-crowing-at-bedside at Casa Ensenada.
Also, I want to mention that my general experience in 8 days on Culebra was of accomodating, friendly and unimposing Puerto Ricans who dealt fairly with me, while cocky gringos felt entitled to hit me up for the highest rates. Culebra has fabulous beaches, but so does the big island , along with more reasonable rates and real hospitality.