Laundry Day Is Three Days


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 purchased while cruising. This weekend's service was laundry. Luckily, a lovely Cuban woman from Santa Marta was willing to accept the duty.

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She took both heaping bags, a portion of our Tide and the promise to return the articles in two days. Yep, two days to take the clothes to a neighboring town, hand wash them, line dry them, fold them and return them to the marina.

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On the third day we took back our clothing in exchange for $10 CUC.

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We finished off the drying process.


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