Monthly Archives: January 2012

Winter Wonderland on Salt Spring

Of the two weeks that I was able to spend here on Salt Spring, it is only as I am about to leave that I am frustrated with Mother Nature.  When on the island in winter, I expect some rain … Continue reading

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My Two Weeks on Salt Spring:

In order to attend my mother’s 100th birthday, I needed to fly home to Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada from where ever we were.  We chose Cuba because the air travel home was inexpensive and non-stop, the airport was 20 … Continue reading

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Phyllis’s 100th Birthday

On January 12, 1912, Phyllis Eileen Abraham was born to Eva Kate and Joseph Abraham in Bristol, England.  It was a few years before the 1st World War. Joseph was the chief engineer aboard a tramp steamer, the Llangorse,  that … Continue reading

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Sights Around Town and at the Marina

In the almost three weeks that we have been at Marina Darsena, several boats have come and gone.  One day two boats left and the next day two arrived.  Then two more arrived several days later.  The marina has never … Continue reading

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Christmas Parties–Cuban style

Although Christmas is not a big event in Cuba, they do celebrate on Christmas Eve, which they call “Nochebuena”.  We were privileged to be asked into a Cuban home for Nochebuena.  Our hostess and friend was Anna.  Anna sells fish … Continue reading

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Adventures in Varadero and Santa Marta

On our several trips into town over our first week we got to see many sights, some old and familiar and some quite new ones.   About thirty men participate in this “house-raising” – but someone forgot the level!   … Continue reading

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Cuban Markets and Cuban Food

The Sunday market is new and has been very successful, drawing locals from around the outlying towns to make their weekly purchases. Ron has been searching, unsuccessfully, for hot peppers. When he saw these little babies in the market he … Continue reading

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The Crossing Opportunity

Once we arrived in Marathon it was a waiting game looking for the best weather conditions to cross the Gulf Stream and enter the infamous Paso Malo (the entrance canal to Marina Darsena in Varadero, Cuba).  We passed up our … Continue reading

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