Known for its lively culture, cigars and rum, Cuba is the largest Caribbean island, only slightly smaller than the State of Pennsylvania. But it’s also 4000 smaller islands surrounded by tropical reefs, white sparkling sand and swaying palm trees.
By the time you read this, s/v Winterlude will be underway south to the long forbidden other side of the Florida Straits. Unfortunately we woke to a drizzling (sometimes heavier) rain and overcast skies. But winds are from the SE 11-13 and forecast to be a bit stronger with waves 3-5′. Finally a weather window that looks soggy but won’t blow us off the Gulf Stream! 🙂
Communications will be an issue, so not sure we’ll be updating Commuter Cruiser regularly, but when we return … our latest cruising adventures will be another chapter in our 15+ year commuter cruising history. I’ll post all the details – from communications, to check in, to the marinas (boats are only allowed in marinas – I guess the Cubans don’t want us having accidental stowaways when we return to the US), the details of our sail, weather, and other pertinent information for those following in our wake.
Who knows, maybe we’ll even discover new possibilities that will shortly be available for commuter cruisers leaving boats during hurricane season.
And, in the meantime, I’ll try and post photos or updates when/if internet is available! 🙂
Cheers … or maybe I should say Hasta Luego! Jan & David