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February 1, 2017

Returning on my seven mile bike ride after using the designated Internet square on 64th street, I had to do a triple take.

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Racing down the Main Street in Veradero I saw the unmistakable big green 'G'.

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I whipped around and had a chat with this lovely couple from Quebec...

February 1, 2017

As American cruisers and tourists know, our Am Ex is null in Cuba and cash 

is king. King with a penalty.

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The Cuban Pesos Convertible (CUC) is the standard currency and their is another national currency. One CUC is worth $25 national pesos.

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One CUC is worth $1 USD, $1...

January 28, 2017

So we weathered that great blow and I took some time the following day to reflect on the aftermath.

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It served as a reminder of how humans can be quite careless and consumer-driven. It showed the abuse our oceans and sea life have sustained. It procured truckloads of tr...

January 28, 2017

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First off, Cuba names a lot of Officials. There are at least a dozen individuals that cross your path, look at your passport, ask similar questions, and get their palms greased before you're cleared into the country.

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In no particular order we met, and tipped, the foll...

January 28, 2017

We had as easy of a crossing as any sailor could desire. (Thank you, Poseidon)

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We left the Dry Rocks at 1730 on January 20 under 12 kts of wind from SSE, 3' wave heights and clear skies. Under sail (and motor) we forged against the Straights. We all know that the Gulf...

January 20, 2017

We've been staged in Key West awaiting our Straights crossing to Havana, Cuba and today is the day that we pull the hook! Yay!

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The winds have decreased the seas down to 3' for the next 24 hours and then they will increase up to 14' (😳) over the next 3 days.

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We're prov...

January 19, 2017

I felt at first like 'one of those' pet owners as I stuffed her into a cheap backpack. 

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Talia is 12 years old, squirrelly and much too independent to be off her four paws and at the mercy of my directional disgression. But she did great! She loved being in the gimbled...

January 18, 2017

Following is the S/V Silver Girl cruising schedule for the next month! 

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We have an amazing couple, Mark and Amy, who will be chartering for the Bimini to Eleuthera leg and we are super excited to have them onboard! - more posts on that to follow, I'm sure!

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Treasure Isl...

January 18, 2017

For some reason, on land I often forget about eating until sometime around noon. While cruising, food is my first thought every morning.

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Bulk up in the A.M. The calories will be put to use in the P.M.

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And a real perk of a hearty breakfast while at sea, enjoy that greas...

January 18, 2017

It's a bike's ride over a bridge from Key West, and it's totally down and dirty real.

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I'm going to assume it's where lots of the waitstaff from the sheek restaurants from the most western Key live.

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It's home to some of the most turn-me-green-with-envy boats I've ever s...

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