2nd Havana

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 24 May 2012 20:32
Our Second Trip In To The City
 
 
 
 
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 003  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 002  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 004
 
Flushed with a fit of bravery, we went on our own to the city. This was with the regular hotel bus driver and instead of the doll in the dodgy flip flops we had three dice as our bus guide. The four South Africans were also on the bus and they gave us loads of tips about sailing along their shores. We all split up and we wandered toward the tour bus stop down O’Reilly Street. The aroma of baking soon made us hungry and Bear chose a little café for a snack.
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 006  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 007  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 005
 
Bear was very pleased with his choice of eatery and was delighted with his omelet for a pound.
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 008  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 010
 
I was very impressed with my cheese roll, just look at the amount of filling..........
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 011  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 009
 
............OK then, the waiter laughed when he ‘caught’ me redistributing my cheese, but very good washed down with local DC
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 218
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 217  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 206
 
After our bus tour and fort bimble we went for a romantic Anniversary dinner aboard a permanently fixed restaurant, used by Papa Hemingway
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 211  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 214
 
Upstairs, outside in the fairly stiff breeze we were soon enjoying mojito’s
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 207  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 212
 
I was thrilled when a Pilot went zooming past to help a chum in
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 209
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 213
 
Marvelous
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 215
 
Our seafood platters arrived, I asked for lemon and a whole cup of freshly squeezed juice came. Lobster tail, fish fillet, rice, crisps and garnish. Gorgeous.
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 219  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 220  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 221
 
Sadly it was time to bimble slowly back for the five thirty bus. There was a massive book market (Fidel only has to pass wind and a book is written about him)
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 223
 
Not sure why these bells are on the floor
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 225  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 226
 
Ernie’s favourite hotel
 
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 224  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 227  BB Cuba Bus and Fort 228
 
BB Cuba Bus and Fort 230
 
Back at the bus stop sad to say there are many modern cars here as well as a gamut of Lada’s among the older ladies.
 
One story we were told. An American tourist walked up to a local who was leaning over his car – one of only one hundred ever built world-wide. The American said that he would pay whatever to own the car, pay for shipping etc,. The local who had been offered $89,000 recently, smiled and said no thank you. What would he do with the money????, with no Passport he couldn’t go anywhere and with no opportunity to spend big wads of dollars, he politely said he would continue to enjoy his car and look after her very well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL A FUN TIME