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Trinidad, Cuba

There are dogs in Cuba. Street dogs, not many but a few feral animals that scrounge food from the few scrapes that are about. And they are very strange looking dogs. Small, short legs, and long bodies. It looks like … Continue reading

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Excitement on the National Road

Today started out with Debbie explaining to me that the pineapples here are small and the meat is white rather than the golden colour we are used to. Yesterday the other fruit fact I learned is, in Cuba, papaya is … Continue reading

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Murray’s Two Bits……

Ship ahoy. We are on the boat. Most guests came from Havana and a 7-hour bus ride. It is worthwhile doing some research and finding out there is an international airport in Santa Clara. We had a 2.5-hour taxi ride … Continue reading

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First Day in Santa Clara, Cuba

One of the first things I notice as we walk through Santa Clara is that everyone is wearing a mask. A COVID mask that is. Everyone. And we are outside headed towards the central plaza. No one seems to be … Continue reading

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Hello Kona

We arrived late at night. We have learned, don’t dive the next day! Hanging about on day 1 we orient ourselves by driving around a bit. We see if we can remember what roads lead where. A visit to the … Continue reading

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Utopia it is not

Bonaire, the sleepy little dive island is changing. It has only been a couple of years since we were here last and the change is very visible and is happening very rapidly. There is new construction everywhere. Seems like the … Continue reading

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Breakin’ Out

We have been planning our freedom from about the four week mark of our prison term. The parole board has not been too cooperative so we have engineered our own escape. Last week the virtual hacksaw blade in the birthday … Continue reading

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On the Road to the Coast – Day 4 and 5

September 10, 2020 It’s a travel day. We want to make it to the Sunshine Coast, so to relieve the anxiety we eat breakfast, pack up and are on the road by 8:30 again. Google Maps indicates about six hours … Continue reading

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On the Road to the Coast – Day 2 and 3

We are heading to the west coast of Canada to go on a kayak tour. Read about our trip. Continue reading

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On the Road to the Coast – Day 1

We are on the road to the west coast of Canada to kayak Desolation Sound. Continue reading

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