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.
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.
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.
at the end of the street I came across the farming area where a farmer was ploughing the field with an oxen pulled plough.
And yes, Cuba does have essential services such as garbage collection.
had dinner with Becky tonight at one of the restaurants in the main street.