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February 5, 2017

Though they all serve the same food, I'm glad we had options. We could either pay $12 CUC ($14 USD) or $50 Cuban ($2 USD) for a filet of fish. The decision lay in where we could find a government run establishment that runs almost exclusively on what I think of as Cuba...

February 5, 2017

The Marina Darsena de Veradero is a bait fish haven.

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Literally tens of thousands, maybe even hundreds of thousands of baitfish are whipping in and out and around the docks in a mesmerizing dance of 'stay clear of the tarpon'.

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Apparently the loads of baitfish can confus...

February 1, 2017

Thanks to my brother-in-law, Christian Claeys! After two weeks of pork, this was absolutely amazing!!

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I love me some pork. And so does Cuba. 

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I also love fish, chicken and beef. Cuba does not.

February 1, 2017

We entered the Castillo in Havana and were the only souls there. Ernesto, the gatekeeper, was more than happy to distract himself from his shift and answer questions we had until ours hearts content. So he quite literally locked the front door, toured us around and sit...

February 1, 2017

Cruising is about compromising. We have many luxuries aboard S/V Silver Girl: a LCD TV, a freezer, two bathrooms, and loads of water toys. A missing modern luxury: a washer and dryer.

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We're resourceful though and for the right price, just about any service can be purch...

February 1, 2017

One of the most obvious examples of stark difference between Cuba and most other countries (third world or not) was found at the grocery store.

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Talk about almost impossible to find what you're looking for unless it includes beans, rice or sweetened condensed milk.

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If v...

February 1, 2017

We left Havana for Veradero in the afternoon under 5 kt winds with a 97° heading.

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It was easily one most beautiful sunset sails I'll ever take, and one that very few Americans have taken to date.

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Cruising the world renowned Melecon, past the Castillo, waving at the mas...

February 1, 2017

After twelve days on the boat, on the water, we finally found our selves in the water!

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Veradero is a resort style city situated on the north side of Cuba about 60 miles east of Havana.

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Veradero is gorgeous!

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We found a sweet little shaded spot on the beach, hung the h...

February 1, 2017

We skipped breakfast before venturing out to the market with the belief that we'd purchase a nice sausage, egg and cheese sandwich upon arriving to the Santa Marta Sunday morning Market.

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Instead we found rows upon rows of partially butchered pork, frozen chickens impor...

February 1, 2017

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