Category Archives: Cuba

Fernandina Beach – Lovely Surprise

Using the strong current to aid us, I let Beyzano’s stern lines off whilst Rob waited in the bow until I called out for those lines to be let go and we were able to easily motor astern and off … Continue reading

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Our Thoughts On Cruising Cuba

This is a difficult post to write as we have mixed feelings but it is based on our 7 weeks there in February and March 2017. Rob and I also have slightly differing opinions as he became quite fed up … Continue reading

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Finally We Make It To The USA

Once the weather looked good enough with no north in the wind over the north flowing Gulf Stream, I informed the dockmaster so the meter could be read and the bill prepared. They added a 10% tip which I had … Continue reading

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Three Nights In Marina Hemingway, Havana

So that helping with the decision on destination we continued to check weather for Havana. Finally, with the very latest forecast we opted to leave Los Morros on Thursday 30th March, with south of east winds allowing us to travel … Continue reading

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Los Morros Once Again

Both boats are on a deadline, with Jack needing to be in Brunswick by the middle of April and us a further 500 miles north by May but the weather was not being kind to us, raising the stress levels. … Continue reading

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Slow Progress With A Deadline Looming

We successfully left Cayo Largo on March 17 at the second attempt, leaving Pire with a bag of items for his family and friends and he was pleased to spy some bars of soap. I can’t say I was unhappy … Continue reading

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Extra Time In Havana

Pire, the Marina Manager at Cayo Largo, managed to get us on a flight to Havana on March 1st at a cost of 320 CUC so we have finally seen Cuba’s capital, a long held dream. The tiny airport wasn’t … Continue reading

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On East To Cayo Largo – Another Port Of Entry

We let Grant know the weather and told him we would be continuing east before the easterly winds set in for a few days. We would be retracing our steps going west again so didn’t need to explore ashore that … Continue reading

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Moving East North Of The Reef & Isla De La Juventud

We had arrived at lunchtime, so ate and rested before watching a huge red sun going down. Within minutes of sunset the boat swung around 180 degrees but we had a calm night and plenty of sleep to make up … Continue reading

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Los Morros & Sheltering From Weather In The Cayos De La Leña

As you get towards Los Morros there is a buoy just as you enter the shallower water but all the others, save the 2 for the marina entrance, are missing. The water dramatically shallows from off the scale to 6 … Continue reading

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