Our check in took pretty well all day because there are only 2 doctors and one was sick! The other was at the airport because there were 5 international flights this day. The sniffer dog came next, then the questions, then the food inspector who made us pay 10Euros and refused to give us a receipt. He wouldn't get off the boat until we had paid and everyone else had left, we felt we had no choice. The rest of the clearance fees were paid to the marina by credit card.
Anchoring is charged for and if you leave the marina you are starting a new contract. Leaving the boat in the marina without crew is a different contract too. Leaving the boat and returning to it also incurs a 5CUC fee per person per event – a 'formality'. Cruising also incurs a per person per day fee; basically everything you do incurs a fee.
We now know why no-one stays
in the marina. Any hotel guests who like nightclubs come to the
marina complex for the loud outdoor music that is played until
– aargh. I guess this means that other hotel guests get to sleep
well. This is not a mistake we will repeat (or will we?).
This little tug towed a barge with containers for resupplying the island.
marina bar restaurant instructions, mmm!