What a place
12 April 2010 | Marea de Portillo, Cuba
We left Chivirico at around 8:30 yesterday morning and traveled another 45 miles west up the coast pulling in to Ensenada Marea de Portillo. (Two L's together make a "Y" sound) It looks like a small farming village with cows, goats, sheep and horses all grazing on the hills. Again the bay is fringed with coconut palms making it look pretty cool. We hooked a fish yesterday, but lost it a couple of minutes into the fight. I did not see it, so don't know what it was, but we were disappointed to not be eating fresh fish for dinner. Within a hour of anchoring, two officials were rowed out to our boat by one of the local ladies. They were also accompanied by a sniffer dog which they took all through the boat - again. They checked our paper work and wrote everything down - again. We had been told this is standard procedure, so we have been expecting it.
It rained for a couple of hours yesterday evening - it was good to have the boat washed down, but we could not open the hatches making for a 'stuffy' boat. We are traveling again today to Cabo Cruz, another 33 miles down the coast and we will probably spend a couple day there before moving again.
The picture is of Pedro and Rosa with their kids. Wonderful people.