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1. The island shown within the black oval has been a commonwealth that has also been an unincorporated territory of the United States. This was to be the first stop on my cruise get-away. What was then its most commonly known name?
2. I have often experienced a city is by way of a local cruise that provided a view from a waterway. The schooner shown in the photograph offered a sunset cruise with "breathtaking views" of San Juan as seen from San Juan Bay. San Juan Bay was a part of what larger body of water?
3. As a part of the harbor cruise I could see the landmark shown in the photo. It was described as "the biggest European fortification in the Americas". After decades of building, construction was completed on the fortress in the late eighteenth century. What was its name?
4. Another site I could photograph during my cruise of the bay is shown - Base San Juan. Meaning no disrespect nor lack of appreciation, from the bay it looked more like a country club than a military base. What branch of the military did Base San Juan house? (Think where we are - geographically, speaking.)
5. The photograph was taken of the bay looking from a slight point of elevation in Old San Juan. Notice the lush vegetation representative of an area with a climate that is typically warm/hot, very humid and with a dry season. What type of climate would that be?
6. All is not always tranquil and beautiful for San Juan, unfortunately. This photo shows damage still existed two-and-half years after that area experienced what was described as "the worst natural disaster in recorded history to affect those islands". What was that disaster from September of 2017?
7. The cosmopolitan scene in the photo was taken of San Juan, Puerto Rico in March of 2020. History has taught us Christopher Columbus "discovered" the area on his second voyage to the "new world". What did he decide to name the island that would become Puerto Rico?
8. I had an excursion scheduled to hike in the El Yunque Caribbean National Forest - photo was taken from within it. I did not get to go on the hike; I know I missed a wonderful outing. In an area that encompassed (approximately) 28,000 acres, El Yunque had what unique distinction?
9. Shown in the photo is a small reptile (perched on the flag) that has become almost universally associated with Puerto Rico - the coquí. The Eleutherodactylus coquí is said to be the island's national symbol. The coquí is onomatopoeically named. What does that mean?
10. Just as this quiz is nearing its end, so did my vacation - with a trip, not on a cruise ship, but on an airplane. Shown in the photo is the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. The airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico is named for José Luis Alberto Muñoz Marín who holds what distinction for Puerto Rico?
Source: Author cowboybluedog
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