Wally was on his 34′ sailboat ‘Gypsy Wind’ cruising down the intracoastal waterway en route to continue his circumnavigation of the island of Cuba. While the whole embargo scenario is very foreign to me, Wally is able to explain just what is going on and how Cuba is still open to many nationalities and offers cruising in beautiful clear waters and isolated island getaways.
We also hear about:
- Whether Cuban people are happy to meet overseas cruisers
- Security and safety while sailing Cuba
- Wally’s plan to film a TV series called ‘Cuba, Forbidden Paradise’
- Exchange rates and the use of local currency vs. tourist currency
- Cuban cigars, Cuban Rum and how to enjoy your time in Cuba
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Show Notes for Sailing Cuba
As mentioned in the interview, you can find Wally Moran in the following places:
His site with information about sailing cuba:
Wally Moran’s Facebook page about sailing in Cuba:
You can find Wally’s downloadable video about sailing Cuba here:
Blogging the ICW – Wally’s site about traveling on the intracoastal waterway
Google Hangouts – a great way to have a live get together
Wally Moran was a guest at a Google Hangout recently hosted by Teresa Carey on the subject of “How do you prepare to voyage”. This hangout appears below (embedded from YouTube). I joined the hangout as a viewer and found it to be a great experience, seeing the show live and being able to post questions live to the panel of great sailors.
I would like to invite all listeners of The Sailing Podcast to come and join our Google+ community named “The Sailing Podcast” as I hope that over time we can use this technology to have some live interviews with some of our guests – maybe even have some back after the podcast to answer some Q & A from listeners.
You can join Google+ by having a gmail address. If you don’t have a Gmail address yet, you can always sign up for a free one at gmail.com – even if you only use it for accessing Google+ and participating in Google Hangouts.
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