During my last inspection of the southernmost rim of the Bahia de Guajiru ( bay of Rio Grande), I discovered several interesting structures that promise to be secondary targets in the upcomingidal conflict. As part of contingency planning for the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) operation in the month leading up to the scheduled start of the offensive, UAV sensors will likely be placed on the northern end of this long, wide-bordered target zone. Once airborne, the UAV will monitor the fires being lit by the first wave of attacking Afriyas troops positioned around the Bahia de Guajiru. I’ve drawn a general targeting plan for the second wave of assault troops, which will engage the primary targets while simultaneously moving towards or around the secondary targets located in the canyon below. This overview of the Bahia de Guajiru area should help both military planners and civilians involved in the defense of the Guajiru National Park (apoG), as well as Bahia Perico and its adjacent regions.
The first Bahia de Guajiru wildfire is situated on the western slope of Cerro Picudo. This low, grassy knoll is surrounded by a small lake on one side. On the opposite side of Cerro Picudo is the Bahia Solano, the seat of the main Bahia de Guajiru forest. Since the Solano is on the eastern slope of the lake, it is historically the earliest recorded burned structure in the Western Hemisphere. This prehistoric settlement, dating to the Paleolithic era, offers a unique perspective of the earliest forms of human habitation in the New World. At one time the site housed a sizable water supply; today the source has been redirected to a smaller but still important spring.
The second target, on the eastern slope of the lake is the Bahia Solano Historic Park’s Tambomachayu ceremonial complex. Like the Solano, Tambomachayu was built with earth ramps and is protected by the Bahia Perico National Park. It is positioned between the Bahia De Los Micos and Bahia Solano. This site, like the Solano, supports a small seasonal watercraft fishing operation.
Two other major archaeological sites supported by the park’s biodiversity conservation plan are Tambomachayu and Lares, both of which have pre-abetic cave systems. In addition to Tambomachayu and Lares, the park has one more archaeological site, the former site of the Lares Ruins. At the Lares Ruins, archeologists uncovered a ceremonial complex consisting of a large house and several outbuildings. Archeologists believe this was the site of a royal refuge, possibly occupied by the Maya. Other evidence points to the fact that the ruins were used by the Mayas in their religious rituals.
Cayo Grande is located on the western side of the island, and is the primary anchorage for all South American cruises. This is why the secondary targets here are concentrated on the southern part of the island, specifically in the vicinity of Puerto Ayora. One of the primary channels of commerce, Puerto Bravo, is located in the central area of the city and has a commercial airport, which is very useful for small scale businesses.
The town of Santa Rosa is located to the south of Santa Cruz and has a port. There are also a number of marinas, which are useful for luxury yachts or fishing boats. There is a school of medicine located in town, and it is the only school of medicine in the whole Caribbean region. Dr. Jozef Warburg is its most famous doctor. A great number of tourists visit this city on sailing vacations.
The Cayo Grande harbor is a busy commercial harbor with a good pier, and it houses two important harbors in the region. One of them, La Romana is one of the busiest in the world. The secondary targets are located near the harbor. They include the Playa del Carmen, which is a popular tourist spot, and the Santa Rosa casino.
In order to reach Cayo Perico from San Diego you need to fly to the San Jose, which is around half way up the coast. From there, you can take a train or charter boat to reach the island. By using this secondary Cayo Map, you should be able to identify the primary and secondary locations on the island.