Mid-Term Reflections From A Semester At Sea

"After New Year's, heavily provisioned for several months, Ithaka and Sea Camp set sail from Key West, made some westing, then headed across the powerful Stream for Havana. As a nearly full moon set at around 4:30 a.m., I awoke Douglas for his watch and told him to look to the southeast, at the first glow of lights on the horizon from the Cuban capital. As dawn broke, the dramatic mountain range of Pinar Del Rio revealed itself, and we searched the coast west of Havana for the sea buoy marking the narrow entrance through the reefs to Marina Hemingway. This had been only a voyage of 92 miles, but already we felt light years away from our old lives. We'd started cruising."

 (Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 12, 2004 )


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