CUBA TRAVEL JOURNAL
We Depart Grand Cayman for Cuba - Finally!
June 29, 1998 7:00pm
After waiting in Grand Cayman for five days, first for weather and then for Immigration and Custom's officials (who don't work most of the weekend) we finally set sail for Cuba at 12:30 this afternoon.
I'm the only crew and our trip is planned for about a month with a return to the United States (probably from Grand Cayman) on July 24th.
Our plan is to sail north to Cuba and depending on the wind's direction, landing either in the port town of Cienfuegos or if the weather requires, hide in the mangroves of the uninhabited keyes of Cayo Breton.
The light's about gone now and it promises to be a long night. I can see several storms to the northwest of us.
We'll spell each other every four hours to steer, troubleshoot and pass the time listening to the CD installed last week and a set of thirty albums that I suspect we'll grow tired of before the trip is through.