|Farewell Cuba - Cayo Largo|
Thursday 9th March was our last morning in Cayo Largo Cuba. We had to move SHAMAL from our anchorage and take her into the marina to complete checkout procedures. I go to raise the anchor with the foot control button, but nothing happens, it has stopped working !! Thank goodness Alec is able to do it from the helm. Another job to add to the work sheet !!! First we had to go ashore and hand in paperwork to the Guarda Frontera. Then it was back to SHAMAL to wait for the visit from more officials along with an over exuberant sniffer dog. On our hike back down the dock we run into a New Zealand couple, from the Marlborough Sounds, who are crew on an American boat. They have just arrived back in Cuba after a visit to Grand Cayman Island. Their intention was to continue on down to Panama, but having not visited as much of Cuba as they would have liked to, they have returned. We still have a little of the local currency left so head to the restaurant for a coffee to be told sorry, the machine does not work. We settle for a cold lemon drink.