Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Thu 21 Apr 2011 16:45
23:24N 082:19W - Twenty Miles off Cuba
I have just noticed the skyline of Havana in the distance.... some tall buildings. We left Key West at 2am this morning and have been in a very bumpy sea for almost 11 hours. The wind and current are fighting, making peaks and valleys that make this a real "4-wheel drive". Quite a few things have been flying around, including two boxes of coke cans, that jumped from the bunk bed on to the floor - miraculously not one burst! The milk that fell over in the fridge was not that lucky.
Good news is that 2 dorado were caught shortly after sunrise - so happy men on board and fresh fish for dinner tonight.
We have seen no sign of any coastguard - American or Cuban, but will contact the latter when we are 10miles off to announce our arrival. We are preparing for the protracted check-in procedure.
There is a remote chance that our satellite phone may be sealed by the Guardia, making communication even more difficult. So if you don't see an update soon - please be patient, we will somehow update the blog of this exciting part of the trip.