Puerto Vita to Varadero Day 1

Karma Daze
Chris and Penny Manley
Mon 9 May 2016 19:45
Sunday 8th May
“21:34N 076:39W”
Left the marina yesterday afternoon to get some fuel and then anchored just outside the marina so we could check out this morning.  At 08.30 a small boat arrive with the harbour master, a port authority official, and the man with his sniffer dog.  While the harbour master completed the paper work, the dog searched the boat as did the port official.  The only thing he queried was our Dymo machine!  Having got our cruising licence and our despacheo we were free to leave.  Unlike other Caribbean islands, we had to leave immediately not within the following 24 hours.
The sailing was reasonable, less wind than our weatherman had forecast, but still a pleasant sail.  No squalls predicted either!