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Havana ooh nana

Date: 03.03.2023
Author: Soraya
Position: Cuba
Nautical Position: N23*05,033 W82*30,001
Etmal: 7273,8
Ship: Regina Maris

Arriving at our new destination

After six days of sailing we arrived at our new destination. And it is a very special one: Cuba. To me personally, when I woke up, went outside on the main deck and captured the fresh breeze of Cuba, it felt kind of special to me. Just to see a different environment and place than the one we were stuck at for almost three weeks before leaving.

Not that I didn’t enjoy it. It’s rather the opposite. I am sure I am not only talking for myself, but everyone really enjoyed and appreciate the time we had in Panama. And because we spent so much time there, a bond or kind of a connection developed between us and Bocas del Toro. But it is more than nice to see and feel the voyage moving on and to experience new things.

Immigration in Cuba

Unfortunately, we first had to go through immigration which again took time but good news: Our boat passed the health inspection like it was literally nothing. They were more than happy with the state of our boat. This made us get free shore leave earlier which we all looked forward to like crazy.

Theo and Adam presented their pathway presentations. Theo told us what a good documentary it is and Adam taught us about the effects of social media on kids and teenagers. Both presentations were very interesting and educational.

First steps on cuban grounds

Around the afternoon we then got to see Cuba but only around our harbor “Marina Hemingway”. But we fast realized that there isn’t that much to see here. Today I went to shore with my lovely fellow people Merit and Lina. We walked by a bowling place which we than decided to go in and check it out.

Well… that didn’t happen because it was closed and in fact many stores and shops were closed. Instead, we saw many very impressive looking cars driving by. I am not into cars, but those Oldtimers were very cool (I am sure my brother would have taken a billion pictures of them) and we sort of seemed to be an eye catcher. The few people on the streets asked us where we’re from and even cars stopped to get to know more about our visit here in Cuba.

Hours passed and the sun seemed to burn through our skins and released tiredness in our bodies so we eventually headed back to our beloved Reggie. Tomorrow though we are planning on visiting Havana. It is a struggle to get there but I am optimistic that we will make it and I am so hyped!

Movie Night!!!

After our delicious, filling and more than edible dinner cooked by Benjamin (aka Blümchen), Adam and Freddy (the food wasn’t spicy at all, we will just ignore the fact that we consumed two milk bags while eating our food) we watched the movie “Seaspiracy” which Maliqa and Juno highly recommended. To be honest, I am writing this daily report whilst watching the movie.

But I cannot remember the last time our Messroom was that full of people actually watching a movie. So yes, the movie is indeed very interesting and since I really want to continue watching, my daily report will end here.

I hope that you are all doing well and enjoyed reading this report. Stay safe and have a lovely day.


Benedek: Habe euch lieb

Leo: Hab‘ euch alle lieb

Nikita: Liebe Grüße an die Blochis und an Omas und Opas! Hab euch lieb!

Juno: Liebe euch Oma Opa Holland!

Freddy: Viele Grüße an meine Klasse und meine Lehrer, Schule läuft super freue mich aber auch schon auf euch

Soraya: Ich freue mich schon so dolle euch wieder zu sehen und ich habe euch ganz dolle lieb

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