Maria La Gorda, Cuba
Today was spent at Maria La Gorda where I did 2 dives. It was fantastic and I'm hoping one of the fellows I dove with will send pictures.
Along the way we passed many farms and tobacco fields in different stages of development-
The building is used to store the tobacco leaves once they are dried-
Fence posts are just trunks of trees and not very straight ones at that-
A farmer on his way to pasture-
The national anthem was being sung and the flag was raised at school this morning-
There are many ways to get around in Cuba and the traffic is crazy!
There are many possible places to dive while in Cuba. I went to Maria la Gorda, at the far left of this map-
Maria La Gorda is all about diving. There are over 50 dive sites, but I only got to see 2 - Yemaya and El Patio de Vanesa which is one huge luscious garden of corals, sponges and many, many fish as well as a slight current. I saw a black and white lion fish bigger than a basketball!
The dive boats were very nice and large-
Making a great wake-
Ready to dive!
My dive buddy Hannah is from Guernsey-
Between dives, I enjoyed the beautiful beach-
A cruise/sail boat showed up with 78 people on board. They are on an 18 day trip. Only 2 or 3 tours happen/year, beginning in Havana-
Supper tonight was conejo con finas hierbas y chocolate amargo, or rabbit with herbs and dark chocolate-
and gazpacho Andaluz con costranes de pan, or Andalusian gazpacho with bread crumbs-
Both were excellent! It's back to Habana tomorrow!