Destination Cuba: North Winds & Waves On The Malecón

Our first days in Havana brought south winds and no waves on the Malecón…

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On our arrival back in Havana coincided with a change in wind direction and a little squall which had the waves pounding against the sea wall along the Malecón…

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The clouds also added to the drama as they played hide and seek with the sun…

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And we played tag with the crashing waves as they would sometimes sneak up and drench us…

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The water was warm but the air cooled us quickly.  The light and the waves kept us out shooting even though we were wet…

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I even had B&W in mind with the dramatic clouds, the city scape and the waves…

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Some people brought things to the water to offer sacrifices when the surf is high and the waves take the offerings out to sea…

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It was a real treat to end our week with big waves on the Malecón.   Thanks to a group of real adventurers who put in the miles and went home with the images to show for their hard work!  I’m looking forward to a return in 2014.  Limit 5 nearly full!