Sailing adventures of Captain Kirk, Heidi, Tosh & Tikka...

Cuban Time Travel, Part 4: Valle de Viñales

By Heidi & Kirk | May 22, 2019 |
Valle Viñales, Cuba

After our tour of Cienfuegos and Trinidad (see Cuba-Conga! Part 3: Cienfuegos & Trinidad), the next morning we were up early and ready for our road-trip to Viñales (“Ben-YA’ll-aze) with Bel and Gustavo. We had first learned about Viñales reading a Cruising World article on Sailing Cuba last year. Since then Viñales moved to the top of…

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Cuba-Conga! Part 3: Cienfuegos & Trinidad

By Heidi & Kirk | May 22, 2019 |
Trinidad, Cuba street scene

Having returned our charter sailboat in Cienfuegos (see Cuba Part 2), we were excited for our continued travel adventures in Cuba, which included visiting the historic “Sugar Baron Era” colonial towns of Cienfuegos and Trinidad along the west-central coast of Cuba. (see Cuba Part 1.) We had pre-arranged for our wonderful tour guide Bel and taxi-driver Gustavo (with his…

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Sailing Cuba Part 2: A Normal Amount of Fun?

By Heidi & Kirk | May 16, 2019 |
Kirk & Heidi Sailing Cuba

When we last left you (Viva Cuba Part 1: It’s Complicated!), we were at the Platten Sailing charter base (a German charter company) in Cienfuegos, Cuba… scratching our heads trying to figure out how to step the mast on our assigned catamaran, so we could get going with the sailing part of our Cuba adventure. After all,…

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Viva Cuba! Part 1: It’s Complicated

By Heidi & Kirk | Apr 29, 2019 |
Viva Cuba! Part 1: It’s Complicated

Our recent trip to Cuba was one of our most favorite vacations ever. We can’t stop thinking about Cuba and talking about Cuba. Yet when people ask why it was our most favorite trip, we can’t quite put a finger on it. It’s complicated. But we’ll do our best to explain here… Maybe it was…

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Kittens!!

By Heidi & Kirk | Feb 22, 2015 |
little kittens in front of pillows

It’s been a while since we’ve posted. We’ve meant to post more updates, but somehow we’ve been up to our armpits in… KITTENS!! After three long years without any fur-kids, we adopted two wonderful feral “trailer-trash” kittens in November, from Oasis for Animals on Whidbey Island. Tosh (named after the Reggae artist Peter Tosh!) is a beautiful…

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