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20 April 2017

Vinales

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Today we went by coach to a beach on the coast north of Vinales. Although not far in terms of distance, the road was badly potholed and our speed was very slow. We left at 8:30am, and got to the beach by 10:30am. Fortunately, we were ahead of the crowd, and were able to get deck chairs for the day, at a minimal price. Although it was overcast today, it was a hot day and the water was warm.

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Karrel had organised sandwiches, fruit and juice for lunch, and there was a bar just behind us, so there were a few cocktails consumed. We left at 2:00pm, just beating the rain. We had a quick stop at a cove near the beach where there is an old light house.

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We were back in Vinales by 4;00pm. After quickly freshening up at the guesthouse, I went for a walk down a few back streets of Vinales. baseball is a major sport in Cuba, but the season was finished. However, I came across the local stadium where some kids were having a game of baseball.

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at the end of the street I came across the farming area where a farmer was ploughing the field with an oxen pulled plough.

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And yes, Cuba does have essential services such as garbage collection.

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had dinner with Becky tonight at one of the restaurants in the main street.

Posted by HimalayanPeter 04:01 Archived in Cuba

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