Monthly Archives: August 2012

Day 18: Wildlife

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Fri. 31st August 2012 Whilst Dave was diving this morning, I went for a walk along the beach and was distracted by this bird wandering through the waves. After many pictures I finally snapped him with his lunch. Thank goodness …

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Day 17: Diving El Encanto

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Thur. 30th August 2012 El Encanto is one of about 30 dive sites at Maria La Gorda and as we sat on the dive boat ready to go out, the dive master announced that this was our destination. This was …

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Day 16: Fat Mary–Diving Not Singing

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Wed. 29th August 2012 It was an early start for our transfer to Maria La Gorda (MLG) – our choice was leaving at 7am, or not at all. Cuba is a bit like that.  Fortunately, Maria seemed happy enough to …

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Day 15: Caving Cuban style

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Tue. 28th August 2012 It rained again in the night and we woke to an overcast day. I am reminded of my mother’s saying from our holidays as children – rain before 7, fine by 11am, and also my Aunt’s …

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Day 14: Close, But No Cigar

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Mon. 27th August 2012 We are really trying with our Spanish – honest! We are very grateful for the time spent on Rosetta Stone and our books before we left and we have brought a course book and a verb …

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Day 13: Not Hurricane Isaac

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Sun. 26th August 2012 I was woken in the night by rain falling on the roof and wondered if it could be Hurricane Isaac heading our way. The map  few days ago showed we should be safe in the far …

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Day 12: Buses in Cuba

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Sat. 25th August 2012 An important lesson was learnt today. You might wait a while for a bus in the UK and then 2 will arrive together. In Cuba, you can wait an hour for a bus then for it …

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Day 11: Going it alone

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Fri. 24th August 2012 Breakfast was an amazing plate of fruit and omelette. I now have a taste for mango and guava but still not banana! At least our first walk with backpacks was not too far and at 7:30am …

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Day 10: Havana–City of Contrasts

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Thur. 23rd August 2012 It was time to say goodbye to our new friends as the Exodus tour group was due to fly back to the UK this evening. However, before they did there was time to do some sightseeing …

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Holding Post – Status Update

Sorry about the lack of recent updates – they are being written, it is just that Internet access is so patchy and slow we can´t get them uploaded at the minute. Hopefully we should be able to do so at …

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