Fish Cuba Now…Support The Cuban People! Holguin – Sister City

Holguin….the sister city of Santa Fe. It’s a bar, a restaurant, a watering hole for ex-pat Canadians and tourist, across from one of Holguin’s scenic town plazas. The languages; German, French, heavily accented English, and a smattering of Russian blend with the constant din of staccato Spanish. After all, this is Cuba. My new friend Read more about Fish Cuba Now…Support The Cuban People! Holguin – Sister City[…]

2018 “Year of the Mangrove School

U.S.-Cuba Ecotourism Cooperation: Escuela de Manglar (The Mangrove School) Program A Fundraising Initiative of the Dirigo Marine Learning Center, Ocean Passages LLC Portland, Maine Ocean Passages educational voyages on board the schooner Harvey Gamage along Cuba’s southern coast is the opportunity to work with resourceful Cuban entrepreneurs who are shaping their country’s future – from Read more about 2018 “Year of the Mangrove School[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People……Havana, A Must See

A crowing rooster roused me from sleep, not unusual in Key West, Florida. But when the pig grunted, welcoming the morning and I inhaled the aroma of last night’s Cohiba cigar lingering in the air it dawned, I’m a little farther south……a tad over ninety miles south to be exact, fifteen minutes west of Havana, Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support The Cuban People……Havana, A Must See[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People…Rumors from the Garden

Rumors   Cuba is a rumor mill, especially when the buzz involves ex-president Fidel Castro Ruiz. One thing we know for sure…. the aging leader is an environmentalist. Castro – soon after the revolution – began replanting clear cut forest, experimenting with environmental friendly farming and launched a process which resulted in almost a quarter Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People…Rumors from the Garden[…]

Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….Cortez Slept Here

Cortez Slept Here…… Trinidad de Cuba….an exotic, tropical name. When spoken by a Cuban, it flows off the tongue. We’re headed there, winding along a coastal road separating the low, drought-brown mountains of the Escambay range from the shimmering, blue Caribbean. Native guide Chino’s diesel driven 52 Chevy seems to favor this rolling seaside road, Read more about Fish Cuba Now! Support the Cuban People….Cortez Slept Here[…]

FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE….HAVANA

            For first time travelers to Cuba, Havana is a must see.  Narrow stone streets separate magnificent architectural monuments in this former colonial capital…. it exudes old world charm. At night, except for the tropical aromas and reggaeton beat, it could well be Seville or any number of European enclaves. Take heart fishing junkies. Even Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE….HAVANA[…]

FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – With Money the Monkey Dances

Chugin’ Up The Mountain……… Native guide Chino downshifts, then pats the dashboard of his 52 Chevy, as if she were a beloved child. “Vamos Mami,” He coaxes. In response, the Peugeot diesel chugs up the steep slope, climbing with the steady gait of a pack-mule. On our left, a lush green forest of towering trees Read more about FISH CUBA NOW! SUPPORT THE CUBAN PEOPLE – With Money the Monkey Dances[…]