We spent a lot of time in bars and restaurants while vacationing on the island Vieques off the coast of Puerto Rico last week. Al’s Mar Azul was one of our favorite pubs. It’s got a great deck overlooking the ocean in the heart of Isabel Segunda, the town where we rented a house. And it was one of two pubs that had a power generator the night the power went out on the entire island.
One of our fellow patrons at Mar Azul‘s the night the power went out was Ed Conlon (Wikipedia entry), pictured on the left with former Northfielder Collin Wigley (my eldest son) and his wife Amanda. We met Ed a few nights earlier while on a tour of the Bioluminescent Bay, the best bio bay in the world. He graciously bought a few rounds of rum punches to help us through the power outage trauma.
Ed retired from the NY Police Dept. last year. He was holed up on Vieques for a few weeks, working on his third book. You can order his books Blue Blood and Red on Red from Northfield’s Monkey See Monkey Read bookstore.
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